Basketry is a singular craft skill with each individual approaching the medium in a slightly different way from the next basket weaver. This approach has always allowed for a relatively wide variety of technique and creative input, usually in the form of decoration. Decoration itself serves no real or practical purpose in the day to day domestic use of basketry, but as elsewhere, Philippine weavers have added decorative effects from the simplest pattern work for everyday use, to the much more complex and eye catching basketry that could either used as a form of status or as a ceremonial gift. Some decoration has obviously been formed through cultural or religious tastes and requirements, though it would be wrong to think that there was never room for a personal and creative input, however small, by the weaver themselves.