Ege is a conical shaped basket belonging to the Dafla tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
. It is used for carrying heavy loads while climbing mountains. The person carrying the load has to bend while moving upwards. The conical shape of the basket proves advantageous in such a situation. The basket rests flat on the back of the person while the opposite side bulges out. The flat side is slightly flexible for the easy fitting on the back.