Container (Buklut)

Inventory number SA 34570C
Containers for locusts such as the dudun or chuchun (large edible locusts). In the first half of the 20th century, the Ifugao frequently caught and gathered grasshoppers. It happened that a swarm passed over the rice fields. Ifugao ancients believed that the dudun caused starvation, so they had to be kept in check. These objects are no longer made these days as the dudun are no longer widespread. Text: Prof. Dr. Leah E. Abayao, Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio.

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