WHERE: Margie's Handicrafts - Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte
DATE OF TRAVEL: September 10, 2010
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
1. It offers authentic Agusan-made souvenir as well as beautifully woven Manobo traditional attires.
PRICE RANGE: from P20 (small items) to P3,500 (Manobo handwoven top/ skirt)
NOTE: Margie's Handicrafts is not yet a fully operational store. Make sure to call beforehand if you want to go so Margie's son Dennis can open the store and assist you.
Manobo is an indigenous group living in Agusan. Their traditional clothes are available here and the quality is guaranteed. The dolls wearing Manobo are not for sale at the time of our visit since they're just the prototype. Maybe when you go, there will be available dolls in Indigenous outfits available already.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Fly to Butuan City from Manila.
From Butuan, ride a jeep/ multicab going to the city of Cabadbaran (about 40 minutes away).
Once in Cabadbaran, take a tricycle to Margie's Handicrafts.
Dennis (owner of Margie's Handicrafts) - +63 85 3430767
STUFF WE BOUGHT:
Umbrella Holder (made of Rattan)
P200 for two pieces
Magazine Rack (made of Abaca)