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kupit/koppit (shoulder bag)
  • Ifugao peoples
  • kupit/koppit (shoulder bag), 1900–1950
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • rattan, plaiting
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 69 x 29.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 3/16 x 11 5/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Jack and Liz Kaufman
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0191

Shoulder bag made from light brown plant fibers woven in a herringbone pattern. The base of the basket is a nearly flat, rectangular pouch that has another, similarly shaped lid that slips over the top and almost completely covers the bottom. The lid slips up and down through plant fiber loops over a long shoulder strap of braided plant fiber that attaches to the bottom at the corners. The top of the shoulder strap is slightly wider and there is a repair of lighter plant fibers woven into the original strap.