Object Name: Kattukong
L 35.2 cm
A traditional headgear that is virtually present in various parts of the Philippines, worn mainly to protect the wearer from the sun and rain. Variations exist among indigenous people and, likewise, materials used also vary. Rattan, bamboo, nito, and even light woods are the commonly used materials for the hat. The Kalinga use rattan and nito for their kattukong and is usually dome-shaped while the Ifugao have the halidung made of rattan. The Tinguians use gourd (tabungaw) for their hat (Peralta, 2013).