The “Pillar of Blooms” is a majestic piece that exhibits nature’s brand of organized chaos. It features a highly intricate layout of flowers and vines crawling up the trunk, each of them ornately detailed and carved on a solid piece of reclaimed katmon wood.
December 11, 2019
ABOUT THE STUDIOS
From a legacy of high standards
Paete is a remote town in Laguna where woodcarving flourished as the primary tool of the trade since the early Spanish Colonial period. The word paet itself—meaning “chisel”—ingrains in its residents the importance and value of woodcarving in their lives. This lifestyle has instilled in local artisans the value of high standards, natural restraint, creativity, and the relentless persistence for their craft.
injecting oppurtinity into the
local wood-carving industry
circular consumption that is
kind to Mother Earth
empowerment of women
local heritage and
More than a word to describe the clean and polished finish of something, Pulido is redefined to mean partnership and apprenticeship. The Pulido brand is our commitment to partnership with local wood carvers, artisans in their own right, as we share with them the platform for showcasing their craft, allowing their own style, taste, and attention to detail to define what it means to be /Pulido/
Marites Aves is open to anyone who wishes to contribute to the cause by donating wooden material. Instead of discarding these materials, interested parties can contact the studio to discuss details about the timber and how it can be shared with the artist, along with the rich stories behind them.