Hey, hey! It’s the pay-day weekend! Planning to blow some hard earned cash over the next few days? Be sure to drop by Rockwell Tent and check out the cute and quirky finds at Proudly MaArte 2014.
Now on its 5th year, the MaARTe Artisan Fair is an annual fundraising project of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, bringing together carefully curated pieces made by local artisans from all over the country. Braving the rain on a Friday afternoon, we checked out the fair to survey what it had to offer. From bags made out of recycled lifesavers and tires to delicate hand-crafted jewelry, we found a wide range of selections to satisfy the itch of every maarte shopper. Check out our top picks.
DOG PRINT FANS FROM MONCHET Y CIA
They say a dog is a man’s best friend and we think these fans should be a woman’s. You don’t have to be a canine lover to fall for these fans. They’re cute and keep you cool, what’s not to like?
MENSAHERO BAG FROM SIKLO PILIPINAS
Nope, that's not leather. Made out of recycled lifesavers and bicycle tires, these rubber rucksacks keep your things organized and water proof as you brave the daily commute in this rainy season.
EMBELLISEHD POUCHES FROM TOUCH OF CRAFT
What’s not to love about a cute pouch? It keeps your beauty loot all together as you lug it inside your purse and even lets you use it as a clutch on days when you just can’t be bothered.
HAND-PAINTED CROPPED JACKET BY HAPPY STAR CHILD
Now this one is way too cute to pass up. If you’re into easy shirts and dresses with a little extra flavor, then be sure to check out this stall. Everything is hand-painted giving each piece its own unique identity.
BRASS BANGLES FROM TRYST
If you’re looking for a go-to accessory that’s subtle yet interesting then this one’s for you. Get one and mash it with your existing arm party or pile on these bangles to create a whole new one.
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SLIP-ONS FROM YAKANG YAKA BARTER
Always count on a cute pair of shoes to catch our maarte eyes. While high-heeled steppers make us feel like we’re on top, a comfy pair of flats always pulls us back closer to the ground.
Be sure to check out the bazaar, running from August 29-31, 2014, from 10am to 10pm at the Rockwell Tent!