Monday, March 21, 2011

Binuatan Creations

Pajara, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City
by lakwatserong tatay

After our fiesta lunch feast at Bilao't Palayok, our City tour of Puerto Princesa started, our first stop is one of the most known and famous handicraft shop in Puerto Princesa. The Binuatan Creations is located in Pajara, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa. The word Binuatan is a native Cuyonin dialect means "creation".  A handicraft shop where export-quality table runners, place mats, and window blinds are weaved.
Binuatan Creations
One of the main part of Binuatan Creations products is came from Buri Palm that grows naturally throughout our country at low and medium altitudes from Northern Luzon to Southern Mindanao, Palawan and Sulu Archipelago. The buri leaf is considered the most important part of the palm. Where one of the main part of Wine Holder of Binuatan Creation is made of the leaf stalks of young and immature palms yield the so-called buntal fiber which is considered as a famous high grade fiber.
Chrislon photo-opps @ Binuatan Creations
As we're staying at Binuatan Creations, i had a chance to ask and watch Ate (picture is below....i really forgot to ask her name...hehehe) and actually im older with her. She said that it usually takes him at least 3 days to a week to finish weaving a 29-meter mat, depending on the details of the mat's design. The thinner the fiber, the longer it takes to be done.
The weaving room
The Binuatan creations make use of materials from indigenous grasses and plants, aside from buri palm, handwoven and design into colorful products of table runners, placemats, window blinds, wall decors, bags and other native products.
Thank to you ate...for giving me some information...^_^
At Binuatan creations, the guests will have a chance to experience first-hand, how the locals transform grasses and fibers into sophisticated handloom woven creations. They will be grateful to teach to you a few steps on how to insert a fiber, one by one process, actually for me, i get it hard, infact there was an instance that i almost damage one of the fiber that i've inserted thanks to ate because she was on my side...hehehe...^_^ (abono pa sana ko...). So i've decided just to take a souvenir picture before i will destroy the woven product.
Let me try this one.....
A showroom is also available within the Binuatan creation premises, where you could buy some of their products on a very reasonable prices. Below are some of the products that you could choose to buy and of course our photo session while inside the Binuatan Creation Showroom.
The Binuatan Creation Shop
Bags for Sale
Some of the Binuatan Creations products
Do you want Reef Magnet?....^_^
Photo shoot out of the group inside the Binuatan Creations Showroom....
Group Photo-opps inside the Store....
@ another cam..thanks to Eric....^_^
Our next stop is the place where some of the rich and famous persons of the Puerto Princesa found. Where some of the big houses is also placed at Sta. Monica Heights, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
It's me @ Binuatan Creations....
For more details of Binuatan Creations and other handicraft shops in Palawan :

Ms. Eva T. Valledor, Manager
Pajara, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City
Phone : 048.433.7630
Fax : 048.433.2492
E.mail :
Products : handloomwoven placemats, table runners, bags, blinds

Insal’s Handicraft
Ms. Estrella Insal, Manager
Punang, Sofronio EspaƱola, Palawan
Fax : 048.433.2492
Products: pandan-based bags, animal shape woven pandan

Kamantian Native Handicraft
Ms. Rosalinda Mercado, Manager
Junction 1, Puerto Princesa City
Phone : 048.434.9845
Fax : 048.433.2492
E.mail :
Products : handicraft

This story is part of : Five Days of Trip at Palawan


Pinoy Adventurista said...

nalito ako dun sa "reef magnet", first thing na pumasok sa isip ko is magnet na gawa sa coral reef... hahaha!!!

lakwatserong tatay said... totoo lang ako rin nalito nun makita ko yan eh..pero chineck ko ung loob ng basket..dun ko nalaman at nakita nah....^_^...ung request ko sau ha...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@brian - yes po... email kita kagad pag may climb... or baka yung group nyo meron, kami naman invite mo... hehehe!!!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

We lived in PP for a year, dun ako nag-grade 3 (which means wayyy back!), but we weren't able to explore the city much kasi hindi lakwatsero't lakwatsera ang parents ko :( So I hope to come back soon!

Chyng said...

yes, i want a reef magnet! =)

bagong bihis ang blog. mas malinis tingan. ayos!

lakwatserong tatay said... lang po un...tignan nyo naman po ngaun...ilang lugar na po rito sa pinas at sa labas ng ating bansa ang inyong napuntahan...kainggit nga po kayo eh...sigurado po...makakabalik kau sa palawan...^_^...
@ms. chyng....bigyan ko po kayo..meron pa ko sa bahay...hehehehe...thanks po...medyo naexplore ko na ng matagal ang blogger with your help and mervs po eh...thanks ng marami...lalo nasa sa mga queries ko sau...^_^

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Hehe! Sana nga makabalik soon. Added your na sa blogroll :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ ms. gay,

thanks po ng really sure na makakabalik ka ng palawan....hehehe...


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