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An afternoon in the village

Multi-tasking mother in Barangay Santa Barbara, Bulusan, 2014.

Multi-tasking mother in Barangay Santa Barbara, Bulusan, 2014.

An afternoon in the village

I love stories. This is the reason why I love taking photographs.

“Why not take our photographs while we’re weaving,” says the younger mother when she saw me taking photos of the native Biriran tree at their front yard in Odikin. Of course, I was just too happy to oblige. I knew very well just by looking at the subjects that the photos will result to these interesting vignettes.

Odikin officially referred to as Barangay Santa Barbara is an outlying mountain village located at the lower slopes of Mount Bulusan. It is here where I source most of the Bulusan plant photos.

Photos: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon

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4 thoughts on “An afternoon in the village

  1. They are actually braiding buri colored strips to form into rolls of Buri Braided Palm-Leaf Rolls RicRac Style. They are paid by the meter. one roll consists of 25 meters each. The end product will depend on who buys the rolls. These are export items commissioned by a trader in a neighboring town of Barcelona, Sorsogon.
    Thank you for the visit !

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