Several years ago, Lina showed Terry Reeves how to make “parol”, the Philippine Christmas star built around a frame of thin split bamboo.  Terry then recycled a cracked bamboo instrument to make the beautiful parol that hang at Mariposa Museum every Christmas season.  The two photos with colored cellophane parol are those that Terry made.

This morning, as we walked past a school in La Carlota, we noticed a number of parol hanging at the entrance, probably made by the students.  You’ll see photos of these following those that live at Mariposa.  Notice how many different materials are incorporated into these parol – including paper plates!

Cellophane paper parol hang at Mariposa

Cellophane paper parol hang at Mariposa

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Parol at the entrance to a school in La Carlota

Parol at the entrance to a school in La Carlota

Sure look like oak leaves!

Sure look like oak leaves!

The parol in front has an open center, a niche for a Christmas scene

The parol in front has an open center, a niche for a Christmas scene

Paper plates!

Paper plates!

Streamers

Streamers

In the upper right, a reed or thin bamboo decorates the parol

In the upper right, a reed or thin bamboo decorates the parol

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