Filipino craft is a form of visual storytelling of the Filipinos’ roots and way of life. Now mixed with a modern touch, these traditional works of art became a popular gift item for most Filipinos and foreign tourists due to their unique style and resourceful use of natural materials.
With our passion for Filipino culture, Kultura has provided a selection of locally Filipino-made products that brings the beauty of traditional arts and crafts into the spotlight. From woodcraft art to shell craft, here are traditional Filipino arts and crafts gift ideas that put pride in craftsmanship!
Woodcrafting is an ancient practice that Filipinos have been using for millennia to produce one-of-a-kind woodcraft art from Narra or Acacia with stones, shells, and even animal tusks and teeth. Nowadays, these wood crafts are commonly created and used as home and kitchen essentials.The Round Cheeseboard with Carahorn Knife is a perfect housewarming present for those who love wooden accents in their home. Made from a beautiful slab of wood, this gift-worthy set includes a carefully-crafted wooden cheese board and a carahorn (carabao horn) knife. All it needs is a curated layout of cheese varieties!
Round Cheeseboard with Carahorn Knife
Shell craft in the Philippines is renowned for its use of capiz shells. These versatile and lustrous shells are used to create different items ranging from window panels to lamps, fashion jewelry, and more.
Over the years, capiz shell crafts became famous as gift items or home decorations. Our Mother of Pearl Yellow Round Coaster Gift Set is a stunning gift must-have. Handcrafted into an elegant kitchen and dining essential, this Kultura gift set includes four yellow capiz coasters that will make any table set-up look luxurious.
Set of 4 MOP Yellow Round Coaster Gift Set
The Capiz Jewelry Box in Gold is another perfect gift for any occasion, especially if someone you love has a special appreciation for nature and jewelry. Made of natural materials like shells, this beautifully-made box will keep jewelry pieces, watches, and other small items safe.
Capiz Jewelry Box in Gold
Aside from capiz shell crafts, artisans from Cebu City boasts their exquisite handmade Mother of Pearl trays. This decorative tray makes a great table piece that it is almost tempting not to give as a gift. With its black hard box, it’s an excellent option for home gift ideas.
White Mother of Pearl Catch All Tray
Textile and fiber crafts are refined works of art in the Filipino culture which include weaving fiber plants such as abaca. These abaca fiber crafts are used to make baskets, mats, hats, and other items.
Your space is not complete without a beautiful and sophisticated lamp. Abaca Lampara Diamond is an ideal gift option for a housewarming party. This modern-day design contains minimalistic details and gives off an elegant ambiance.
Abaca Lampara Diamond Large
The Handwoven Black Pandan Candy Dish is another handmade craft by local artisans using a traditional method of weaving. Woven with pure black pandan leaves, this candy dish features an almost unassuming shape with rich texture and polished color to hold your favorite candies.
Handwoven Black Pandan Candy Dish
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Kultura is the place where you can find locally-made products that embody our rich culture. From traditional Filipino crafts to modern Filipino home products, we offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, and unique gifts that you can't find anywhere else.
Kultura Filipino products offer a range of items made using traditional Filipino craftsmanship. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for someone special or just want to express your love for your country, Kultura's products will make the perfect gift! Shop now at kulturafilipino.com.
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