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The MHC sources a variety of handicrafts direct from Mangyan craftspeople as well as producing Mangyan-related books and other materials. The product range includes jewelry and accessories, homewares, clothing, books and cards.
For the Mangyans, craft has always been a product of their way of life and an extension of their customs and traditions. Today, this distinct expression of artistry and skill not only keeps the Mangyan culture and heritage alive, but also helps raise supplementary income for their education and health care.
The handicrafts sourced by the MHC are handmade by Mangyan people in the mountainous regions of Mindoro:
- the woven textiles by Hanunuo-Mangyan mothers of Mansalay and Bulalacao
- the rattan baskets by the Alangan Mangyans of Naujan
- the nito baskets by the Iraya Mangyans of Puerto Galera and San Teodoro
- the beaded items by the Alangan and Hanunuo Mangyans.
Items that meet the MHC's quality standards are sold at a price set by the Mangyan producers, ensuring they are fairly paid for their work. Any profits go towards the MHC's cultural program, including scholarships for Mangyan students.
View pictures of Mangyan craftspeople in action.