Gimata

Sagada gimata

Sagada gimata

Ya nu kanan ama
ay awitem nan gimata
ay ngata makisaa ka?

Gimata is a double bamboo basket tied to both ends of a wooden pole and traditionally carried by men on their shoulder.

Translation: If father says you carry this basket, would you come home with me?

It is part of the culture for the boy to help in the farm work if he decides to go home with the girl. If a boy goes home with a girl, it is assumed that he is courting the girl. That was before, at least.

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