|A salon in Chinatown drying towels in the sun.|
05 March 2012
It is always encouraging to see plant material being used for practical things. Despite the fiesta baratillo being filled with cheap, made in China plastic implements, Ilocanos still use bamboo and other woven things for practical purposes. This contributes to the stewardship of species and the general beauty of everyday life.
|Bamboo baskets for catching and placing fish.|
|Bamboo pole lunch. Last time I saw this guy, his fish catch was dangling from the front portion of the pole.|
|A typical Northern Philippine backpack, except the two straps replaced by a snakeskin shoulder strap.|
Labels: philippines. ilocos
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