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The Best of the Philippines at Kultura

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Kultura brings together specialties from the country’s different regions in The Best of the Philippines Bazaar on June 22 – 25 at SM Megamall Fashion Hall and at the Mall of Asia Main Mall Atrium in August.

The bazaar will showcase locally produced fashion, home and food products from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

LUZON regions will feature Bicol-sourced pili cookies and Arrowroot cookies from Gourmet Pantry and coffee, salad dressings and other farm-grown favorites from Gourmet Farms – homegrown delicacies with bold flavors that represent the highlands of the North and farming plains of Central Luzon. The fashion section has classic and contemporary barong and Filipiniana woven from natural fibers by Barong Filipino, Mayumi, Nuevo Ystilo, and Rurungan sa Tubod.  There are home accents that celebrate our local heritage – inabel runners and bed covers by La Bon Vie, embroidered dining accessories by Criselcor, wooden kitchenware by Galvez & Wood Classic and quirky pieces by Art 24.

Embroidered canvas dining accessories by Criselcor

Embroidered canvas dining accessories by Criselcor

Bamboo wind chimes and carved wood décor by Galvez.

Bamboo wind chimes and carved wood décor by Galvez.

In the VISAYAS, traditional favorites are raised to artisanal levels by Don Papa Rum and Cebu Best dried mangoes dipped in premium chocolate. There are also popular treats such as mango otap, gourmet tuyo and peanut kisses from Gourmet Pantry. Treasures from the sea like Mother-of-Pearl and capiz shells are transformed into elegant pieces for the home – by Kristine’s Shell, Shell Arts Chilonia and Graceland. Tumandok and Mano Arts feature laminated table accents; while Eva Marie Arts & Crafts completes the lineup with handwoven tikog bags and décor from Samar.

Mother-of-Pearl utility dishes from Cebu by Kristine’s Shell.

Mother-of-Pearl utility dishes from Cebu by Kristine’s Shell.

Dalandan-flavored liqueur by Manille and dried mangoes dipped in premium chocolate by Cebu Best.

Dalandan-flavored liqueur by Manille and dried mangoes dipped in premium chocolate by Cebu Best.

Multicultural MINDANAO is a great source of inspiration for arts and crafts. The distinct flavors of Cacao de Davao, Healthy Sweets muscovado sugar and Malagos Chocolate are sourced from its rich landscapes. Precious pearls by Khai Pearl and coral jewelry from Asron are gifts from its deep blue seas. Southern cultural communities also have so much to offer – tinalak by Angeliques and Gifts & Graces; and vibrantly-colored textiles handmade by the Yakan Weavers Cooperative.

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South Sea pearls from Davao by Khai Pearls.

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Single-origin chocolates from Davao by Malagos Chocolate.

Catch The Best of the Philippines bazaar on June 22 to 25 at SM Megamall Fashion Hall and at the Mall of Asia Main Mall Atrium in August.

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