This wall d├ęcor was given to me by a Maranao friend back in College. She was the wackiest-modern Maranao I ever knew; my partner in crime, we really had a good time then. It was her mother that assiduously sewed all these beads together to come-up with this intricately woven glass bead wall panel and handed it to me as a gift. 

The ‘okir’ bronze curving was made by his father… This kind of art was actually their means of living… The last information I knew was both of her parents died of old age and she’s already in Brunei.

I actually plan of giving this away, since I own quite a number of these… but I was hesitant thinking that it might not get any interest from bloggers to I let it sleep again in the pouch. So there, remembering someone through this piece of art.

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  1. Wow ate that's a very beautiful piece of art with lots of details. Nagkikita pa ba kayo ng friend mo till these days?

  2. very intricate. i have been interested in Maranao metalcraft and other handicrafts but i couldn't find a reliable contact in Mindanao.

  3. It's really beautiful that piece of art. Who knows, it may become an antique and sell really dear.

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  6. That is so pretty, wala akong dugo sa art at crafts kaya I always get amazed by things like this. Kaso lang, di ako mahilig mag decorate sa aking house. Para sa akin, the less decoration in my walls, the simpler sa mata. Tuloy ang house namin parang hubad, hehehe..

  7. nice piece of art that remind you of something. same with liz, yung wall ko, no decorations talaga, as in bare wall. pero naisip ko rin to put something in the wall.

  8. nah..kung imo na ipasa nako Vernz di jud ko mag duha duha ug dawat...ka nice ba ana oi...sige naman ko ug tan-aw anang mga native products nato kay dal-on lagi nako sa sweden, pero kanang dili mabuak....

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  9. And I guess your Maranao friend wouldn't want you to have that piece of art be given away :)

  10. I love its intricate details. Its a great piece of art work, and worth saving for memories.

  11. It looks antique, very impressive piece of art.

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  12. very nice and very creative!


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