Ifugao rattan & bamboo basket



When I acquired this, I was told it was a fishing creel, but with no backstory attached. Just looking at it, it looks like a creel. It has a square opening in the top, and there are lids on each end that flip up to reach in. However, the bottom is open (slightly obstructed) so it's doubtful this is a traditional creel. I have spent hours researching this, and come to the conclusion that it is a type of shallow water trap made by the Ifugao from the Northern Philippines. The rattan and bamboo, the type of plait pattern, and construction are consistent with other baskets on display in Ifugao exhibits.

In at least one picture, a leather strap is shown, but since it's not original to this basket, it will not be included.

This unusual, one-of-a-kind piece would look beautiful hung with flowers, or just as it is with other global-inspired decor.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about this piece, or any of my store items.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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