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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bahay Kubo (Nipa hut)....

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This idea came to me while i was washing a pair of pants today humming a very popular filipino folk song about a Nipa hut surrounded by diffirent kinds of vegetables.... I got inspired by a song ha-ha....! Nipa by the way, as it is commonly known in the Philippines is a palm tree variety that only grows amongs the mangroves along the banks of shallow and muddy rivers....


The sword shape leaves of this palms can be folded, arranged and stitched in a row using the fibers from the same tree over a thin bamboo splitting to form a meter and a half long ply that are then being used as a roofing material for bamboo houses.... The Nipa roofs can last for five years.... =D

6 comments:

Mari said...

Wow! Just from your imagination and look at that...a beautiful painting.

Now, where are my brushes, colors and canvas? LOL...I might do some pencil sketches for now, then I'd paint it in oil later.

Pepe said...

Ha-ha, bilisan mo baka mawala ang mga ideas Mari he-he....! Ewan ko ba, my brain and my hand coordinates very well like how the pc and the printer does....! Kaya lang very moody ako minsan artwise kaya walang nagagawa....! =D

redlan said...

i missed the nayon before! i missed my elementary books too!

Pepe said...

Payag ni lola bilay na Red ha-ha....! =D

redlan said...

haha. si lola bilay.

Pepe said...

Kay si lola bilay kuno gaistar sa balay nga dyutay....! =D

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