"The light of the jewel illuminates the jewel itself." ~The Third Ancestor

February 24, 2012

Philippine Local Industry

Mactan Island, Cebu City
Cebu City is famous for the production of the world's finest handmade guitars.
Manibago, on Mactan Island, is the center of the guitar-making industry.
A craftsman needs one month to complete one guitar.
Kalibo, Aklan - is the biggest producer of pina cloth which comes from fibers of
pineapple leaves. This high-quality cloth is done by hand, from fiber extraction to weaving.

This traditional way of molding pots and earthen jars is known as "Pagburnayan" in Ilocos.