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Philippine Antique Furniture and Prints

During the Spanish era many Christianized upper middle class families had “mesa altars” made from Philippine hardwood like narra,kamagong,baticulin, and molave for their houses. They would put carvings of saints also known as “santos” on top with votive candles and flowers so they could have a place for their daily prayers.Other families had small chapels built inside their houses. Antique prints showing life in the Philippine islands from the 16th to the 18th centuries where mostly ,lithographs and engravings done by foreign travelers or ship historians.Most of these prints ended up as......

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Venetian Glass Mirrors
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June 24, 2020

Venetian Glass Mirrors

The mirrors are handcrafted using old techniques copied from Venice, Italy. Each glass is cut, hand-etched, and beveled and then polished and assembled in the Philippines. This technique was passed...


Machuca Tiles
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June 24, 2020

Machuca Tiles

The oldest tile manufacturing business in the Philippines, and has pioneered the wet and dry process of making Mediterranean design cement tiles. Machuca Tile, Inc. paved some of the most...


The Yo-Yo
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June 24, 2020

The Yo-Yo

The yo-yo is considered the second oldest toy in history, the oldest being the doll. Pedro Flores, a Filipino, originated and introduced the U.S. manufactured yo-yo. The word yo-yo is...


The Flourescent Lamp
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June 24, 2020

The Flourescent Lamp

This was invented by Agapito Flores (1879-1943). Mr. Flores was born in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines. He showed President Quezon his invention but was saddened that the President did not know...


Herald Tree Planting
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June 24, 2020

Herald Tree Planting

The Herald Suites Tree Planting Corporate Social Responsibility Program is designed to make the company and all Herald Suites employees more aware of its accountability to public, social, and environmental...


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