Biag Double Eagle Tote (indigenous)
The woven double-headed eagle symbol on this cotton tote bag has been traced to have been around for about 5000 years in the Philippines. According to indigenous artisans who were passed these designs for generations, it either originated from a local folk tale about a double-headed bird, or the double-headed eagle brought to the Philippines by Spanish Augustinian missionaries, or a combination of both.
The double-headed eagle was a symbol of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty who ruled Spain in its apex of power. It was this time that Spain colonized the Philippines, and the missionaries brought the symbol with them. The double heads are depicted looking East and West, representing dominion over both areas. Since the Spanish colonization, the symbol literally had woven itself into traditional Philippine indigenous designs, here created into tote bags. You can literally carry history with you!
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100% cotton. Made in the Philippines.