Paete woodcarving

January 7, 2019
contest: CHANGE in Wood Culture - Environment
$ 4800
Paete woodcarving /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=48499
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Woodcarving is the main industry in Paete, Laguna. Skilled craftsmen and artisan have practiced woodcarving in Paete since the Spanish times,so that their products have primarily religious theme. Even at this time, families have continued tradition Paete woodcarving. One noteable wood carver is Justino "Paloy" Cagayat, Jr., who got commercial fame when he daringly carved the mythical figure "Machete" and the image of "San Pedro Calungsod", which was brought to Rome for the Canonization of the Filipino's 2nd saint.
Luckily and fortunately I had a chance to take a photo with Paloy's grandson while he is carving when I was in Paete, Laguna.

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