12 October 2010

Masskara Village 2010: The Negrense Ingenuity

      It's October once again. The most anticipated time of the year for the Bacolenos. Once again the City of Smiles will come to life as it celebrates the Masskara festival. The Philippines very own mardi gras celebration. 
        One of the activities is the mask making competition. Ruel and I trooped to the 2nd level of Robinsons Place to check out this year's entries. Every year, it never fails to amazed me. There were 60 entries this year. The masks were even more colorful and elaborate. Different media was used; indigenous materials, plastics, fiberglass, fabric, glass and even recycled stuffs. It showcases the Negrense's artistry and ingenuity in making masks. Mask entries are then displayed at the Masskara Village. These masks are truly a world class and distinctively Ilonggo. Something that I can boast to the world. =)

I've posted some of my personal favorites. Which one is yours?


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