|On the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, the art of weaving and carving continue to thrive. In studying the beaded baskets of the Bagobo peoples, we see a distinct blend of the utilitarian with the decorative.|
Bagobo male carrying bag. Kabil. |
Abaca (banana plant fiber) and beads.
Davao, Eastern Mindanao. c. 1900.
Collection of the Phoebe A. Hearst -
Museum of Anthropology,
University of California, Berkeley.