backyard industry


talk about a literal backyard industry. these anahaw fans were strewn all over the backyards of the houses in a town i visited recently where the raw materials were in abundance (they say they didn’t plant them, but just grew naturally). sometimes they occupied the roads too. i wonder if a big howling wind suddenly blew, and how the houses knew which fans were theirs 😀

sometimes we forget that our bags, hats, brooms, and even houses (nipa) come from trees and plants, until we go back to the provinces, essentially back to our roots.



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  1. Guagua Girl says:

    i saw the walis ting-ting and was immediately transported back to home economics 🙂 so, do the locals replace the raw materials they use?

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  2. Betis Boy says:

    apparently everything is self-sustaining (i doubt that for the long term). but actually, i tend to believe it. the place is dense and wild. btw, you had to make palis tingting in home economics too? where we literally scraped the stalks off the coconut fronds?

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  3. Guagua Girl says:

    yup! was rather good at it. ingkong even made me a finger “guard” (basically a piece of cloth so the skin doesn't get accidentally sliced) and i had a small knife just for the project 😀 funny how probably every child in pampanga had to make his or her own walis ting-ting before graduation from high school, he he he

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