Luzon Cordillera, Philippines
plaited construction

The Bontoc sangi, a plaited backpack with a lid, features a heavy, rattan shoulder strap. Men normally use the sangi for carrying a wide variety of items: rice, meat, beans, lunch, tools, and even on occasion, small children. Due to its versatility, Cordillera men find it especially handy for carrying needed items when going on trips or to work.