Aptly titled Laguna's Living Traditions, the exhibit features visual art depicting six traditional crafts from Laguna: wood sculpting, embroidery, fiber weaving, whittling, papier-mâché, and footwear-making.
Paete, Laguna is known for its generations of skilled artisans and their woodcarvings—from life-size statues of saints, to miniature sculptures and wall hangings. The town is also famous for its craft of colorful taka or papier-mache horses.
Two Caviteño traditional crafts: Agimat's amulets and charms; and the Hebron Brothers Cutlery's bolo knives for farming, gardening, and logging attracted a lot of interest.
From buli weaving in Isla Verde to balisong making and intricate embroidery in Taal to handmade paper crafts and sugarcane leaf décor in Tuy to handmade decorative candles in Calatagan to religious images in Santa Teresita, Batangas has so much to be proud of.
It is also known for excellent craftsmanship in making jewelries, leather crafts, buntal hats, pyrotechnics, bone in-laid furnitures and garments. Bulacan also has emerged into a reputable resort haven of Luzon.
Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's own hands and skill. These can be sub-divided into handicrafts or "traditional crafts" (doing things the old way) and the rest.
The town of Taal, Batangas had a long tradition of hand embroidery since the turn of the century. Its intricate, well-embossed hand embroidery made it increasingly a refined art of society.
Balisong is not just a pasalubong but also a form Batangueño craftsmanship. If there is a Batangas product that is true to Batangueño's form of being bold and brave, aside from kapeng barako, it is balisong also known as Batangas blade, butterfly knife, or pocket knife.
Tapang Taal is one of the most popular products and it is a must-try when you visit Taal Batangas. The best thing about having a delicacy or a dish that became a best-seller is the opportunity for the locals to have it as their own livelihood.
Some of the major crops being produced in the province are rice, corn, coffee, coconuts, cut flowers and vegetables.
Cavite is known for its rich history and a large number of National Heroes. It is sometimes called "Land of the Brave" or the History Capital of the Philippines. Those who live in Cavite are called Caviteños.
Other traditions and celebrations in Cavite are: Mardicas, a war dance held in Ternate. Karakol street dance and fluvial procession in coastal towns. Sanghiyang, a precolonial ritual for thanksgiving and healing the sick.
May include intangible forms of expressive culture like dance, song, poetry, and foodways. Is traditional; it reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, traditional folk art may change over time and may include innovations in tradition.
Paete, a fourth-class municipality (population: 25,096 as of 2015) in Laguna province, was proclaimed the Carving Capital of the Philippines in 2005. It derived its name from the Tagalog word “paet,” or chisel.
Batangas first came to be known as Bonbon. It was named after the mystical and fascinating Taal Lake, which was also originally called Bonbon.
The province is also rich in metallic and non-metallic deposits such as gold, copper, limestone, clay, gypsum and barite.
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is home to the well-known Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes, and Taal Heritage town, a small town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century.
The butterfly knife, sometimes referred to as Batangas blade, is a lethal weapon that in the hands of a skilled professional can be opened faster, than a western switchblade. Perfecto de Leon introduced the knife in 1905 where most of the butterfly knives originated from barrio Balisong Taal, Batangas.
Palihang Likha-an features the Philippine art and tradition of leaf folding.
Embroidery was introduced to the Philippines by Spanish nuns. These nuns were brought to the Philippines during the colonial era when the islands were...
Traditional arts like weaving, metal smith, pottery, woodcarving and gold smith are famous all over the country and are valued both by the locals and tourists. The valuable ornate carvings are a specialty in the southern Philippine Islands.
Textile, Decorative, Paper, Functional, and Fashion Crafts
Crafting includes a variety of art forms, from sculpture and metalwork to knitting and printing. These crafts can all be divided into five basic types based on their form and purpose: textile, decorative, paper, functional, and fashion crafts.