These Shops in Paete, Laguna Are Keeping the Art of Woodcarving Alive
by: The Beat Asia
January 26, 2023
The City of Smiles, the Summer Capital of the Philippines, the Durian Capital of the Philippines — many cities and municipalities in the country have their nicknames thanks to their specialties. It has helped them become more known locally and internationally, boosting tourism efforts even more.
What about woodcarving? Of course, we have that too.
Known as the Carving Capital of the Philippines, Paete in the province of Laguna is home to highly skilled craftsmen in woodcarving. If you want something made of wood, this small town is the place to go. But where exactly? To help you, we’ve listed some shops where you can inquire for your custom woodcarving project.
Philippine Woodcraft & Woodcarving Supplier
Philippine Woodcraft & Woodcarving Supplier is a shop in Ibaba del Norte, Paete that produces high-quality crafts made of different types of wood. They specialize in custom woodcarving products, such as murals, religious carvings (The Last Supper, Stations of the Cross, etc.), and small- to life-size religious statues (from saints to Jesus Christ). They also offer custom wooden signage, name plates, and home furniture like tables and full-body mirror frames.
Paete Wood Carving Handicraft
Paete Wood Carvings Manufacturing is a DTI-registered shop offering made-to-order woodcrafts, such as name plates, religious and non-religious murals, trophies, logos, and wall clocks and decors. For statues, you can order whole or specific body parts, which are ideal for replacements and keeping of extras in case of damage. Their creativity doesn’t stop there, as they also carve characters like KAWS and detailed bakya shoes base!
Religious Wood Carving By: Ariel Edlagan
Religious Wood Carving By: Ariel Edlagan specializes in making small- to life-size religious woodwork in Quinale, Paete. Whether it’s the Black Nazarene or the Santo Niño, they offer finished products that have the finest details. They also upload ongoing projects on social media, along with details like type of wood and finish, so you can see their works in progress!
For custom designs and orders, you can contact them on Facebook or through these mobile numbers: +63 929 104 1934 or +63 936 681 9141.
Wood Pro Laguna
Wood Pro Laguna is a shop in Quinale, Paete that believes in “carving out new ways of looking at things.” They’re mostly known for their wooden brand logo signage and market stall displays, but you can also order wooden clocks and wall decor, personalized natural wood desk name plates, and wooden cut-out letters from them.
Woodcraft Avenue specializes in wooden name plates, wall decors, business displays, letter cut-outs, and logos (flat or embossed). They also take custom orders for wooden wall clocks. Whatever the design, from anime characters to NBA players like Michael Jordan, you can discuss it with them to turn your ideas into reality. For souvenirs, you can also request vector-style art of yourself or your loved one!
For orders, you can message them on Facebook or contact +63 939 926 1058.
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