Basketry is the art of fashioning containers by weaving, plaiting or braiding organic materials from leaves, vines, midribs, and boles into hollow three dimensional shapes that fuse design and function. More than any other folk art, basketry reflects its social matrix, the tropical environment, and the occupations of the folk that draw from the resources of land, river and sea. There are basically three kinds of baskets: carrying baskets, storage baskets, and trapping baskets. The Cordillera groups, which have one of the basketry traditions in the country, have carrying baskets for grain or food, such as the pasiking (backpack); the hunter’s takba with its cover of tiered fibers for carrying meat; the chagee for the transport of fruit or vegetables, also work with short straps around one’s back; and the conical kayaking, supported by a sash around the forehead. They also make tapered standing baskets with strong supports for carrying rice and vegetables on the narrow trails of the terraces. The flaring or tapering sides are not merely for decorative effect but also for accommodating areas of greater stress. For instance, the backpack with its tapering shape is so constructed that the weight will not be concentrated a the base but distributed along the sides supported by the hunter’s back. The Luzon Aeta make strong double-wallled carrying baskets combining into, bamban, and rattan. The round bilao can also be considered a carrying basket used for winnowing rice.