Iraya Mangyan Basket
Description: The Iraya-Mangyan are an Indigenous Group residing in Puerto Galera who for generations have safe guarded and continue to breathe life into the art of nito weaving. Traditionally crafted into baskets, the Iraya-Mangyan have developed this art form to be able to create modern items like this basket. Delicately crafted by a single individual, a large basket takes roughly one week to complete. These specialty crafts require much time and patience but the final work speaks volumes of our rich indigenous tradition and excellent craftsmanship.