Monday, March 9, 2009

My World#13 Tamawan Village, Baguio City

A foreign tourist posing as a model for the Tamawan Village's artists. There are several art pieces being sold in the village aside from being able to get inside the restored ancient Ifugao houses. One can actually choose to stay for a day or two inside the village which sits atop a hill and is overlooking the China Sea.


Several handcrafted wood clocks being sold inside the village's cafeteria. I plan to buy one when I get to return to that place. The clock pieces are quite interesting and not one clock has a duplicate.


Stone carved stairways going to the Ifugao houses.


Some Ifugao houses have carved dragon heads on each side of the front house posts near the door. If the Chinese have male and female dragons outside their doors, the Ifugao natives have theirs too; however, a male dragon's head comes with a carved penis. On the other hand, the Chinese male dragon outside the housedoor has a ball under its paws while the Chinese female dragon has a baby dragon under its paws.

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16 comments:

one buddhess March 9, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

How I love those wood clocks... cool cool pieces.

Wala ka gapa paint? :)

chrome3d March 10, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Mossy stone path was so enjoyable.

Indrani March 10, 2009 at 12:28 AM  

The carved wooden head is amazing! Cool shots you have this week. :)

Sreisaat March 10, 2009 at 3:23 AM  

Tes, nindot ang mga clocks! I would love to have one for myself, too. Don't you just love the moss-covered stone-steps?

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Jenn March 10, 2009 at 6:19 AM  

Yes, I would love to have one of those lovely clocks for myself! Were they for sale?

Louise March 10, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

What a quaint and interesting place. Very interesting post!

Marites March 10, 2009 at 7:11 AM  

@one buddhess..we were running out of time so was not able to model for the artists:D

@Jen: Yes, the clocks are for sale and a lot of the paintings and art pieces there.

Actually, if we weren't going to some more places, I would've bought one of those clocks and some souvenirs. Hopefully, i'd be able to do that next time I return to visit there.

Janie March 10, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

I love the clocks and the stairs. Very interesting about the dragon head statues.

Lilli & Nevada March 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

What a wonderful set of photos that has so much talent in it. Love those stairs

Baruch March 10, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

Very interesting clocks and a great selection of photos

Lew March 10, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Great shots of an interesting historic and culural site!

Gattina March 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

Beautiful pictures ! The painting scene reminds me of my group when we have a model, lol !

Niinuska March 11, 2009 at 1:59 AM  

Thanks for visiting me! I like the clocks, especially the darker one. And the mossy stone path was like a piece of art!

laagan March 12, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

thank you for visiting my site. I love your site..bisaya diay ka no? eheheh taga asa ka? dvo? taga surigao ko but never pa nako na dunggan tong cove na imo giadtoan. puedeng mangayo ko ug details? I want to go the next time i go home. :-)

Marites March 12, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

@laagan: Yes, from Davao. Check this itinerary here for the Siargao trip.

eli March 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

bongga naman ng mga pictures mo.

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