Batak of Palawan

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Batak of Palawan | @AtingNayon (Nayong Pilipino Foundation)

Batak of Palawan

In the Philippines, traditional basketry is dominantly the work of women. In some indigenous cultures, the skill and knowledge of women in weaving baskets are indicators of status and identity. For the Batak of Palawan, the capacity to produce fine baskets is not only a sign of competence but also a step into adulthood.

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