August 16, 2010

Fancy feet

Traditional, handcrafted products still abound in the Philippines, including Metro Manila. I saw these hand-beaded slippers in Binondo, Manila's Chinatown, and they were selling for only 285 pesos (just a little more than six U.S. dollars).

hand-beaded slippers found in Binondo, Manila's Chinatown

20 comments:

Misalyn said...

looks like 'chinese slippers', my grandma used to wear this kind of slippers.

bfarr said...

That looks like a lot of work for $6.

Miss Footloose said...

It is truly mindboggling how many hours people will do painstakingly precise and delicate work for a dollar a day. It's the daily pay a lot of people make in poor countries.

When I see something like that it always makes me feel guilty for getting something pretty for such a low price knowing the truth behind it.

AL said...

Hihihi...cocho! Mommy's favorite goes well with her terno!

SRQ said...

Nice craftsmanship. They look so nice, it would be a shame to wear them and get them dirty.

• Eliane • said...

Pretty!! Very elaborated for $6!

George said...

These slippers are absolutely gorgeous. It's nice that such craftmanship is still available at an affordable price.

Olivier said...

elles sont mignonnes, et elles semblent si fragile

Francisca said...

Sweet, Hilda.

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

Sosyal na bakya ah!

VP said...

Love the garish colors!

Louis la Vache said...

Beautifully made - and what a bargain for such craftsmanship.

Check out the Myth...

Cezar and Léia said...

It's cute, I love the colours!
Léia :)

☺lani☺ said...

That's nice! We can still find those kind of slippers! Have a great week!

Ken Mac said...

beauties!

mia said...

Do people really wear them? I just can't imagine trudging around Manila in one of those. They're too pretty!

dong ho said...

just imagine how long it could have took to finish one. so intricate and it's just for that price.

Photo Cache said...

ang laki pala ng patong - went to a pinoy store here that only sells barong tagalog and filipinia clothing, etc and mom bought one that is like the one you're showing, but in green, and we paide 12.99 US :)

shipping fees siguro :D

ρομπερτ said...

One can only imagine the amount of time and thoughts that went into their making.
A safe step ahead for you ! Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

Those are darling, dazzling jewels! did you pick up a pair, Hilda?
(Sorry to hear about the rain messing up your pedicure lately!)