Thursday, September 06, 2007

bahay kubo


Bahay kubo or nipa hut, built using wood, bamboo, and other native materials. It just saddens me that this truly pinoy architecture is fading away. I seldom see bahay kubo , even in rural areas.

I guess it is safe to say that most filipinos knows this song, taught to us at a very young age. Come on sing with me now. "Bahay kubo, kahit munti. Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari. Singkamas at talong. Sigarilyas at mani. Sitaw, bataw, patani. Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa at saka meron pang Labanos, mustasa. Sibuyas, kamatis. Bawang at luya. Sa paligid ligid ay puno ng linga."

7 comments:

Olivier said...

cette sculpture dans le bois est magnifique, que de details, j'adore


this sculpture in wood is splendid, that details, I adore

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice photo of something I never saw before today. I enjoyed having a look.

If you have not seen a tomato horn worm lately, complete with cocoons of predator wasps aboard, then take a look if you have time.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Wonderful detail. Excellent photo.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Is this a sculpure of one of the huts or is this the real hut? I assume the bahay kubo is a hut in which families live?

It always is sad when part of a culture starts to die out.

pusa said...

ann - yes its only a sculpture. nipa hut is a filipino house

Sidney said...

Modern times...

Carlos Lorenzo said...

This kind of huts or others that are similar in Asia have always gathered my attention. Specially in landscape photography. It's a pity they tend to disappear as you say.

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