Tanubong Broom-Making | Things to do in Bautista-Pangasinan

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After visiting Purok Tanubong, you will never look at walis (broom) the same way again. Tanubong, the area’s namesake, is a local grass grown in the province of Pangasinan. The brooms made using this grass is called walis Pangasinan. According to the locals, tanubong is much better than tiger grass because it is washable and much more flexible. Tiger grass is the one used to make walis Baguio or walis tambo. Walis tanubong could be comparable to a handicraft as each piece is hand-assembled. At least four people are needed to assemble the broom. The brooms are sold at P50 to P150 per piece. Purok Tanubong is known to be a place of broom-makers. Their products are sold locally in their town and nearby provinces such as Tarlac and La Union.
Open: 7 AM - 5 PM
Address: Purok Tanubong, Cacandongan, Bautista, Pangasinan
Fee: None
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Getting there and around

Purok Tanubong, Cacandongan, Bautista, Pangasinan

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