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shoulder bag
  • Philippines
  • shoulder bag, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 90 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 3/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3066

The vertical rectangular bag has a shoulder strap of twisted plant fiber strips. It is light brown. The bag is open on a short side of the rectangle, with a narrow triangular flap that has a long, narrow extension ending in a woven button-like decoration. There are long, narrow flaps near each of the bottom corners with the same button-like detail at the end. The shoulder strap constists of many strands of twisted plant fibers which are joined together with a short segment of wrapping at regular intervals: near the bag, at the middle of each side of the shoulder strap, and at the top where the front and back are wrapped indivudiually, then they are all wrapped together and topped with a small knob.