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Pinoy Christmas & Farewell

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It’s been a big week for us. We just found out we’re returning to Australia on the 5th of January – 6 months early! Our Philippino adventure is nearly over ….

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Whilst still trying to help in any way we can with the typhoon relief efforts I’m also sneaking in some shopping. Pretty reminders of the Philippines. Capiz (shell) Christmas decorations. Amazing traditional textiles.

The top fabric was made by an 87 year old woman from Ilocos. Elena Pila Panela.

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This one is from Mindanao.

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Aren’t they stunning? And fantastic souvenirs.