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hapē’eng (backpack with lid)
  • Manobo peoples
  • hapē’eng (backpack with lid), late 1800s–1912
  • Where object was made: Bunawan, Agusan River Valley, Philippines
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 23 x 14.5 cm straps not included
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 9 1/16 x 5 11/16 in straps not included
  • Gift of Edward H. Taylor
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3438.a,b

The tall rectangular basket (2007.3438.a) has a rectangular lid (2007.3438.b) that tapers toward the top. Both pieces are red-brown and made with a herringbone weave. The basket has a foot made from a wooden splint and an oval splint near the top. There are loops at either short side on the bottom and on one long side. There is a loop from one long side of the oval, above the loop at the bottom. The larger loop from the oval, on the same side, has a cord of braided plant fiber that goes through the loops on the short side of the bottom rectangle. It has two straps.