Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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school bag
  • Philippines
  • school bag, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 73 x 39 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 3/4 x 15 3/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ray Wick
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3668
Label Text

The trapezoid shaped bag is woven from a single palm leaf. The stem of the leaf is in one corner. The handle is twisted leaf fiber knotted at one side of the opening and tucked into the stem. It has a herringbone pattern.