Object Name: Butong

Provenance: Ifugao
Handwoven cotton, brass
L 81 cm
MK Collection

The butong is a bag used by the Ifugao male to carry their belongings such as ingredients for betel chew, tobacco amulets, etc. A brass ring serves as the bag’s handle and as counterweight when the butong is tucked into their loincloths.


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