I consider many jeepneys to be in the "Parang Mexican" style. The Galleon Trade sparked a whole wave of artisans who produced ornamentation that was similar to that of the other colony at the time.
Frosted designs on the mirror, with usual padded ceiling.
I've always assumed that influence was more one-way (into the Malay region), but some recent readings (I'll post about the book in the near future) and musings have suggested otherwise. Those speeding by in red, green, white, those pre-sticker-art painted horses and etc. with aluminum accents, those kind of hint at an aesthetic and materials environment (new, plentiful cheap paint or pigment?) of an era gone by.
A food vending couple takes a break on a Manila sidewalk.
Table cover made with politico propaganda tarpaulin. The rubber stamp maker is a fixture in Manila streets. They are the unsung heroes o...
1875 illustration of a carinderia in El Oriente newspaper. I love carinderias . Whilst on long-haul buses I have a Pavlovian hunger-relat...
Catering to a niche market. Long absence, again. If posting has been quite erratic, blame the itchy feet and PLDT DSL kabulokan . Anyway,...
Don $ Pulubi (pulubi = beggar) Something "new" in my life.