This is called a Vakul, a headgear worn by the Ivatans (natives from Batanes) to protect them from rain, wind, and sun.
This looks like an Ifugao hunter’s backpack. See Hunter’s backpack (inabnūtan) 1982
Luzon Cordillera, Philippines
rattan, abnut fiber from the bangi palm
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this reminds me of a similar gear (??) used by Ivatans (of Batanes) to protect them from rain and wind..
Ifugao and Bontoc
Backpack with palm bast weatherproofing
Used by the males, affording protection from inclement weather. Not to be confused with the sacred Ifugao inabnutan, which has a moveable shoulder flap.
I believe these are Ivatan native rainwear..It just escapes me what they are locally called. Ivatans are the natives of the Batanes group of isands in the northernmost part of the Philippines
Bangeo/ fang-ao/ Bango backpack with Palm bast weatherproofing
Ifugao and/or Bontoc ethnolinguistic groups, Northern Luzon
Igorot backpack locally known as “Sangi” or “Pasiking” is used by the mountain tribes of the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon. There are several versions of the native pasiking, some made out of animal skins such as goat skin or pig skin, with varying forms and motifs depending on the region or mountain tribe that crafted the bags.
The rattan pasiking are known for its durability even in inclement or rainy weather since the rattan contracts when wet, making the weave tighter and less prone to splitting. This one is the waterproof version.
Male rain gear in Batanes called a “kalapay” although there are similarly-designed ones in the north. Basket may be a “yuvok,” if found in Batanes but may be of different origin.
I could be wrong, but this looks like an Ivatan “backpack.” The Ivatans are the indigenous people of the northern Batanes islands (topmost edge of the Philippine archipelago), and they often use abaca fiber (as displayed in this bag) to weatherproof their gear. If this isn’t Ivatan, it could at least be from one of the northern mountainous areas of Luzon (one of the Philippines’ main islands).
“Waterproof” knapsack. The leaves protect the woven knapsack from becoming wet. I’ve seen this (but don’t know how the knapsack looks) in rural areas in Quezon Province. The knapsack design is from Ifugao.
This is called a “bango,” an ethnic backpack used by the Ifugao.
A glossary description is provided by R.F. Barton in Ifugao Law (In American Archaeology and Ethnology)
Identified as a pasiking (an umbrella term for this type of design) in the Cordillera region, although more specifically it’s been called a bango in Ifugao regions. and is associated with hunters.
This article also mentions that similar designs are identified as “takba”, a sacred object with animistic qualities. This article: http://jeffwerner.ca/2007/07/ifugao_hunter_backpack.html further discusses the hunter packs and their design.
Pasiking: an Ifugao traditional hunting backpack..
This is called PASIKING – Utility backpack mostly used in the Luzon highlands predominantly by the Igorot tribes. This version has the waterproof outer shell made of pine needles or cogon grass. PASIKING material: bamboo.
Bango/bang-ao/fang-ao backpack of the Bontoc and Ifugao.
Rattan, with palm bast weatherproofing.
Looks like a Vakul from the Ivatan People of Batanes (Northmost Islands of Luzon), Philippines.
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