Meat container made of wood with a lid

Inventory number SA 33574
Wooden meat container with lid. A lizard was designed on the lid, a species that is often depicted in wood carving. In some villages in Ifugao, there are at least five different types of lizards that live indoors and outdoors on the ground. The entire container is carved in the shape of a turtle. Before World War II, meat was only eaten occasionally, usually during rites and celebrations or when hunters returned home with game. Pork and chicken are the preferred meats of the Ifugao and Bontocs. Text: Prof. Dr. Leah E. Abayao, Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio.

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