Is considered as the wood carving capital of the Philippines?

What is wood carving capital of the Philippines?

Paete is known to be the “Carving Capital of the Philippines.” The tradition of pag-ukit dates back since time immemorial.

Why does Paete is declared as the wooden carving capital of the Philippines?

This crafty town of Paete, north-east of Laguna have earned its declaration as the Woodcarving Capital of the Philippines back in 2005. Thanks to proud Paetenians whose generations of wood carvers passed their skills and dedication for elevating the art.

What region in the Philippines is stone carving?

Paete, Laguna is among the most famous woodcarving places in the country, especially on religious Hispanic woodcarving.

What do you call the local term of carving in Paete Laguna?

Taka refers to papier-mâché made using carved wooden sculpture used as a mold. The craft originated in the town of Paete, Laguna in the Philippines.

Where did wood carving come from?

In Europe wood carving was highly developed in Scandinavia, and examples have been preserved of 10th- and 11th-century work. In England the Gothic period produced extremely fine carving, especially on choir stalls (see misericords) and rood screens.

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