Letters

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Write me a word
Tell me about something
All those crazy thoughts
Maybe deep feelings?
Every little things
Write them all in a letter
And send them to me

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The Collection: Rice God Panel

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The rice gods of Ifugao, Mountain Province in Philippines, is locally known as “Bulul”. It is usually carved in woods or stones. They are believed to gain power from ancestral spirits. They are treated with respect. The male wears “wanes or bahag or g-string” a loin cloth and usually holds a pestle, while the female wears “lufid” a wrap-around skirt with earrings an anklets, mostly holds a mortar. They are seated on the ground with arms crossed or on the knees. They are usually dark because they are touched by hands dipped in chicken or pig blood, overlaid by grease from food offerings, during rituals called “tunod” done during rice planting season for bounty. The Ifugao culture revolves around rice cultivation and harvesting. They made the Banaue Rice Terraces with their bare hands with minimal tools, 2000 years ago. The structure, design and water irrigation is sophisticated with no modern engineering! Hence, the the title: Eighth Wonder of the World. the Ifugaos are not only known for their stone works, earthworks and weaving but also in wood carving. The rice good wall decor is now marketed internationally as part of their amazing artwork.

FOR SALE: Imported Handicrafts

Handicraft Center

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Ethnic Handcraftzย ย is a family owned business. Our goal is to be part of the promotion and globalization of artisanal handicrafts from different parts of the world. We aim to support and empower self-reliant indigenous men and women of all ages. People that has been very resourceful and untiring to overcome poverty and difficulties. This is our little way of proudly showcasing their phenomenal talents as well as their imaginative and technical skills. Some way of rewarding their toil and sustaining their cultural heritage.

To our valued buyers, thank you, and may you experience the artisans’ values, ancestral tradition, history, myths, beliefs and ways of life, through their symbolic products. A lot of their designs and creations have been passed down through generations. Enjoy your little adventure!

 

Accidental Masterpiece

FOR SALE: Imported Handicrafts

It was like drops of rain blurring a window,
The streetlights blending with the sky,
The colors in mishap,
And unidentifiable lines.

I lose myself in a painting,
That doesn’t make sense,
No matter how long I look at it,
With earnest.

I can only stare,
And admire the strange painting,
That looks quite accidental,
In its making.

Who is the artist,
With the crazy mind,
Who painted this painting,
Without any lines?

FOR SALE: Imported Handicrafts