Pasima Bamboo Product Weaving | Things to do in Malasiqui-Pangasinan

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Seeing a kaing or bilao woven in front of you would make you think why it is a domestic product rather than a handicraft. The Philippines is blessed with many artisans and that include very skilled weavers. In Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Barangay Pasima is known to house bamboo-weavers. They make kaing (woven bamboo basket), bilao (woven bamboo tray), and drying beds. In Pasima, bamboo-weaving is a way of life. It is a family affair - the kids are assigned in weaving the basket’s base, while the mother finish the baskets. Kids aged eight start to help in weaving, while grandmothers also do their share of weaving. Seeing weavers work with bamboo sheets is almost magical as you understand how much effort and skills are needed to create a basket that would sell for only P10 to P12. Try weaving your own bamboo basket!
Open: By Appointment
Address: Pasima, Malasiqui, Pangasinan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Fer-Dez Furniture
2.89 km away

Equipped with decades of woodshop experience, Federico Fernandez, 75, started his own furniture shop in the town on Malasiqui. His ten-year-old shop, Fer-Dez Furniture, produces sofa, chairs, tables, and single and double-deck beds made from locally-sourced trees of manga, acacia, mahogany, and gmelina. Their products are are consumed locally in Pangasinan and other provinces like Nueva Ecija, Cabanatuan City, and Ilocos. His son, currently, owns his own franchise of the business. Together, they have about 10 workers.

Mary Help of Christians Parish
3.73 km away

Originally a part of San Carlos City, Mary Help of Christians Parish was then transferred to Basista as it parted with San Carlos in 1947 after having a resident priest. Old in its design, Mary Help of Christians Parish continues to serve the people of Basista through its services and education care of Mary Help of Christians Catholic School.

Abaca Rope Making
6.68 km away

Beautifully woven ropes can be found in the inner barangays of Basista, where tons of ropes made from Abaca and Buli. Originating from Bicol, Mindanao, and Visayas, the abaca is transported to Basista for mass production, and later delivered to different parts of the country for basket products. Buli, meanwhile, can be found within the area. Rope-making in Basista gained recognition when its products were used for a photo that won first prize in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation photo contest. The designs of the ropes vary, from material and color, to weaving style.

Where to stay

Family Center Point Resort
Hotels and homes
0.61 km away

Resort in Malasiqui

Golden Goddess Hotel and Restaurant

Strategically located at Malasiqui, Pangasinan, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. 

Kabaleyan Cove Resort
Hotels and homes
5.44 km away

Welcome to Kabaleyan, Where Relaxation Begins.

We take pride and pleasure in welcoming you into a new dimension of experience where business and leisure travellers will enjoy the facilities of a standard yet exceptional Hotel and Resort with authentic, personalized service… a perfect blend of Filipino hospitality and architecture.

Aside from our 77 well-appointed rooms, you’ll definitely find incomparable satisfaction of Filipino hospitality offered by our well-trained staff and the innumerable amenities and services that are specifically intended to cater to your personal and business needs.

Getting there and around

Pasima, Malasiqui, Pangasinan

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