University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Ruth Linker

Philippine Hats

Photo of hat
On northern Luzon a man's suklang told his age, marital status, and village--and, sometimes, whether he was a successful head-hunter.

By: Ruth Linker

Sometime in the second decade of this century, the Misses Elizabeth H. and Sarah L. Metcalf made their way through Northern Luzon in the Philippine Islands picking up samples of the clothing, household possessions, weapons, and tools used by the native tribes. Among the headaxes, lime tubes, tobacco pipes, chicken baskets, and fish traps which […]