Passed on from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion...each piece is an item that speaks vol­umes on the faith of a na­tion, its dif­fer­ent de­vo­tions, and its re­silience in the face of ad­ver­sity

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is done by hand with such metic­u­lous­ness and del­i­cate­ness that de­serve the ad­mi­ra­tion of those that cre­ate them, and the pa­tience and abil­ity that dis­tin­guish the Filip­ina.”

Mar­tin Tinio Jnr’s dis­course on the evo­lu­tion of Philip­pine fur­ni­ture uncovers how cer­tain his­toric events and cul­tural in­flu­ences have given the work of lo­cal ar­ti­sans a look and feel that are un­mis­tak­ably Filipino. He writes of the items im­ported from Eu­rope and Cen­tral Amer­ica at the height of the Galleon Trade and how the in­flux of in­tri­cately carved Chi­nese rose­wood and san­dal­wood fur­ni­ture served to in­spire Filipino crafts­men—par­tic­u­larly those in Paete, La­guna and An­gono, Rizal—whose legacy con­tin­ues to be used and ap­pre­ci­ated to the present day.

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