Parol: Christmas Star Lantern
Part of the Artes Populares: Likhang Sining ng Bayan series, this handy chapbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro and Vicente Roman S. Santos focuses on the star-shaped 'parol' which is used to light and decorate Philippine homes during the Christmas season. Made from thin bamboo frames and papel de japon (Japanese paper), these colorful lanterns trace their history to the 'simbang gabi' when rural folk offered thanksgiving masses for good harvest during Christmas time.
Duende Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 5.5 x 7.25 inches / 31 pages / Color