Monday, March 2, 2009

My World#12 Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

A well-known Filipino international artist, Ben Cabrera or BenCab as he is popularly known, established Tam-awan Village as an artists' haven.

The visibly pregnant statue on the right is the fertility god and it is considered helpful for couples who desire of having a baby to worship and rub its belly to help them conceive.

Some of the paintings shown inside the well-preserved ancient, traditional Ifugao houses in Tam-awan village.

Ifugao gods for food stationed at the village's restaurant-cafe.

Located in the hilly slopes of Pinsao, Baguio City, the place is not only a haven for artists but also serves as the repository of well-preserved traditional Ifugao Houses.

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14 comments:

Louise March 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

This is very interesting. I love how the gods in the first photo have been altered by the elements. They are so natural and beautiful.

chrome3d March 2, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

The mossy stone statues look so cool and organic.

magiceye March 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

it is so nice to know that a haven for artists is established there! will surely help creative juices to flow easily!

alicesg March 2, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

Very beautiful works. I had been to Baguio many many moons ago. Love the cold weather and I remembered I bought a pair of well crafted horses for my late mom. She love the horses so much and regretted not buying when she visited baguio.

Jenn March 2, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

Hey, I passed by there yesterday on our way back from La Trinidad where we bought really yummy strawberries. Didn't get a chance to go in though as we were in a hurry to get down, so thanks for sharing. :-)

Lawstude March 3, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

I love this place and also the coffee shop just across the street. A real artists' haven.

Arija March 3, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

Such a beautiful fertility god, I live it!

George March 3, 2009 at 6:44 AM  

How wonderful to have a haven for artists like this. If the paintings in your picture are an indication, it is a very inspirational place.bard

Lily Hydrangea March 3, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

the fertility god is awesome. I'd love that in my garden, beautiful.

J March 4, 2009 at 2:40 AM  

Those fertility gods are splendid! That looks like a very interesting town that I would enjoy spending a few hours in.

Carolyn March 4, 2009 at 7:02 AM  

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Syaa_Fiqq March 5, 2009 at 1:45 AM  

Nice to know Tam-awan village, I like those painting, beautiful..

Lew March 5, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

Interesting art and you live in a beautiful part of this world!

Dennis Villegas March 9, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

wow such beautiful pictures!!!

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