Friday, February 16, 2007


BABAE SA PIER (Woman by the pier)
12" x 15", pen and ink on paper

This is... i forgot how many of these i've made... part of a series of women from the turn of the century.

I saw this picture from an old postcard of women selling their wares at the old manila harbor. i never thought that women selling and carrying sacks on top of their heads by the pier would look so... "frompish".

Clad in over-flowing baro't saya, i wondered how a woman like her managed to walk in such an elegantly billowing dress while balancing full sacks on top of her head. i guess in those times, it was a beautiful site to behold.



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