What is the dubbed wood carving capital of the Philippines?

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 is the wood carving of the Philippines?

Paete is known to be the “Carving Capital of the Philippines.” The tradition of pag-ukit dates back since time immemorial. Even the national hero, Jose Rizal, mentioned its works in one of his novels.

What is wood sculpture?

Wood Sculpting: An ancient & versatile medium. Wood has been used by humans to create art for thousands of years. Both as a tool, and a medium itself. … It can be worked in a number of way using wood working tools, such as wood turning and carving the wood.

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