This bamboo purse with a Mangyan script is Philippine history clutched in your hands.
The Mangyan Scripts are among the last surviving examples of a writing system that was once used in the Pre-Hispanic Philippines.
The Mangyan Tribe of Mindoro is one of the original settlers in the Philippines. Theory suggests that they are already present by 900 AD. Though the Spanish documented the Mangyan’s existence since their arrival in the 16th Century, the historians suggest that the Mangyans May have been the first Filipinos to trade with the Chinese.