Beaded handle strap for an Igorot betel basket, Philippines (ASH)

This is the handle or strap from an Igorot rattan betel basket, which held betel chewing ingredients and was handed round to guests as a courtesy. As with this piece, Philippines beadwork is often exceptional, with a soft, silky, flowing feel in the hand the result of perfect tension and many years of experience. Size: 61 x 7 cm / 24 x 2 inches.

Price: 110.00 AUD
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