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Filipino Craftsmanship – Art from the <3

Coming from work in Alabang, as I was walking on my way home, a tarpaulin caught my attention. It is the National Furniture & Furnishings Fair 2014.

Sikat Pinoy..

Sikat Pinoy..

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Out of curiosity and my undying admiration for the love of my fellow men’s artistry and creativity. I entered their facade without any qualms. Whether it is free or not. Fortunately it is free. Whew. (–,)

Sikat Pinoy!

Sikat Pinoy!

Cushioned chairs...

Cushioned chairs…

Outdoor chairs...

Outdoor chairs…

My eyes welled up with awe when I went out of this exhibit. I did not realized that I have been there for hours. And it was funny I bought some good finds too. I bought a tassel in all the colors that I like that matched my lavender Long champ bag.

Fringe benefits...

Fringe benefits…

Tassles in all sizes!

Tassels in all sizes!

Purple tassel!

Purple tassel!

I also bought a pink and purple dried starfish from Cebu for my garden.

Dried starfish...

Dried starfish…

And lastly I bought a dream catcher in my favorite color(as usual).

My color...

My color…

Teal too...

Teal too…

Dream catchers...

Dream catchers…

Other stuff I found are as follows:

Most of the exhibitors are from the provinces mostly from the Visayas/ Mindanao areas.

Banig from Samar...

Banig from Samar…

Capiz coasters..

Capiz coasters..

Are they dancing?

Are they dancing?

Christ on the cross...

Christ on the cross…

Mother and child from coco husk...

Mother and child from coco husk…

Listening from the way they speak, I can easily detect they’re from that region since I stayed in Vismin for a couple of years hopping fr one city to another. Though there are a few booths whose owner hails from my province Laguna. Their accent, I can tell too.

Such a unique newspaper stand....

Such a unique newspaper stand….

Filipino craftsmanship is definitely undaunted since the time I learned to appreciate Arts. The best thing about it is the support that were given to them to sport the uniqueness of their products.

Rule of thirds...

Rule of thirds…

Painted paddles...

Painted paddles…

Storages...

Storages…

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The exhibit initially I suspected something like the OTOP (One town, one product, Philippines). Well it’s not but still it featured the rich culture of the Filipinos per region and that they are earning from it.An occupation that is very noble.

Jewelry boxes in all sizes and colors...

Jewelry boxes in all sizes and colors…

This table has passed standards to be exported.

Table and mirror in matching designs...

Table and mirror in matching designs…

Some wood carvings,

I so love this mirror!

I so love this mirror!

And this swing too...

And this swing too…

While these made me sing...Paper roses!

While these made me sing…Paper roses!

Shells from Cebu..

Shells from Cebu..

Chimes...

Chimes…

and even bags that can be paralleled to brands like Rocio bags (By a Filipina designer – Rocio Olbes), Celestina bags (By Tina Maristela Ocampo), Bea Valdes and Rafe Totengco. Without blinking one would have a hard time distinguishing the known brands from these that are without a name. The patience to finish them intricately.

Beaded bags...

Beaded bags…

Since it is the season of Christmas. A lot were themed for the holidays which made the exhibit festive and joyful. =)

Curtain of Christmas balls..

Curtain of Christmas balls..

And another...

And another…

Purple bulbs...

Purple bulbs…

Teals...

Teals…

And reds...

And reds…

"Holen" or marbles on this trunk as Christmas decor..

“Holen” or marbles on this trunk as Christmas decor..

And these...

And these…

I specifically loved those lamps that are made from coconut. Even these wall decors were made from coconuts.

Mother and child...

Mother and child…

Lovers...

Lovers…

Fam...

Fam…

Lamp from coconut shells...

Lamp from coconut shells…

The ingenuity of Filipinos are like gifts that are timeless and sprinkled by God since time immemorial.

Looked like a vintage/ shabby chic type cabinet to me...

Looked like a vintage/ shabby chic type cabinet to me…

And it was a rice box when I opened it...=)

And it was a rice box when I opened it…=)

A happy Christmas everyone! <3

A happy Christmas everyone! ❤

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