4/17/2010

PhotoHunt#84 Covered

I have been seeing this native basket outside some of the Ifugao houses while traversing the rice terraces but did not know what was it for. When I found this again outside the Hanging House Souvenir Shop in Batad, I asked our guide who was also the owner of the souvenir shop what was it for. The answer, a basket to cover their chickens. Can you see one now?

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11 comments:

magiceye said...

cannot see the picture :(

magiceye said...

ok now i can see the pic...
so ingenious ...

luna miranda said...

that's the native cage.:p

they're made of bamboo, rattan and other vines and still being used in the provinces.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Poor little chicken! Not only in a basket but probably heading for the pot! But certainly 'covered'.

jams o donnell said...

Ah I did not see the hen, Nice take on the theme!

noel said...

aloha,

what a great interpretation of the theme today, very creative and colorful, i love the basket, its very intricate.

Scott said...

I kind of feel sorry for the chicken being so enclosed but great photo and you definitely have this theme COVERED.

LivingforGod said...

Cool chicken cover :)!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Eden said...

Oh I remember those baskets when I was growing up in the province... sa Cebu. I saw the chicken inside that cover. Great take on the theme!

And thank you for visiting my blog!

Jama said...

I've seen something very similar in Malaysia .

Yami said...

I used to see rattan cages to house native chickens in my hometown.