Object Name: Kulbung

Provenance: Ifugao
Rattan, bamboo
H 28 cm
MK Collection

Made of split rattan coiled over a rattan core, the kulbung, also called ulbong or orfong in other areas of Ifugao, is a household storage basket used for milled rice. It is made in a variety of shapes; some are patterned after the priced heirloom jars used by the Ifugao. Most pieces of kulbung have a handle for carrying and hanging the basket away from the reach of rodents (Lane 1986, 215).

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