Object Name: Tupil/Topil

Provenance: Bontoc, Mt. Province
Rattan, wood
L 12.5 cm
MK Collection

A closely woven bamboo basket that is most often used for bringing cooked rice to the field for a mid-day meal. It is well reinforced with split rattan braid on the edges and usually has a small string or tie to secure it (Lane 1986, 81).

Food container of the Bontok traditionally used to store or carry food or as a lunch basket (Anderson, 2010).


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