Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Museo Ilocos Norte

I had guests today from Mactan Cebu. Doi, Donna and Louie all siblings. I just met them through my blogsite. I accompanied them for a quick tour of Laoag City. Museo Ilocos Norte was our first stop. It is understood that museums showcase and conserve the tangible and intangible heritage of Ilocanos and it is a must see for every tourist around. There was an entrance fee of 20 pesos per person. They are open everyday.

We have seen the mural depicting the Ilocano culture which was located at the entrance and the different artifacts. There were traditional and old materials found at an Ilocano house. Most are handicrafts of varied forms. There was the calesa stationed for pictorials of guests. A mezannine floor is dedicated to a typical Ilocano house. It has a living room, a dining room, a bedroom, a kitchen with pots, stoves and whatnot. There was also the presence of a floor loom that weaves Ilocos abel textile. Downstairs were the musical instruments with the drums and the flutes. A souvenir shop is also present selling Ilocano wines, food products, display items, abel fabrics, bags and many more.

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