Saturday, March 20, 2010

Narda's Native Products and Baguio

Dresses made of handwoven material are unique and colorful. Here's an example. This one of the products by Narda's, one of the most popular native stores in Baguio.

By the way, this is not a paid post. I just felt that Narda's products are worth the shout out because they're truly good.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dismayed at Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City, Philippines

Beautiful and colorful woven native material.

The beautiful flowers of the Panagbenga festival in the Pines City had made me happy after the terrible experience I had at the Panagbenga parade festival. There was insufficient organization of the activity. The visitors and tourists were not given proper orientation, or even arrows or announcements or signs that could help. There were no signs to say that a street is one way, not until you have entered it. And at the oval, the entrance and exit portals are the same. What if a stampede happens? Even the loudspeaker was concentrated only on people who were on stage. What about the thousands seated all around the oval? There are still many dismaying things I've noticed and I'll write about them later.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Kalinga Costume- "Ginamat" and "Bongol"

The colorful beads or "bongol" is a part of the native costume. It is always worn during fiestas , weddings and important occasions.

Woven "ginamat" , a beautiful, native costume from Kalinga.