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“Calamansi and Sampaguita” by Pastel in Manila

May 23, 2016
1 min read
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Wow! Pastel just visited Southeast Asia where he dropped a colossal work in the Philippines which took him a lot of energy and several days to complete.

Based on ancient local traditions, these plants are carrying a native symbolism that switched during the past few decades.
Since 1565, the Philippines has been invaded by many different countries and cultures, being always in the midst of a social and political transition trying to preserve its native spirit.
The Calamansi is a plant used during filipino´s funerals as a way to purify the body, while the Sampaguita ( the national flower) is used to represent humility and reverence and is also the flower that young kids are selling on the streets to make a few bucks in order to survive.

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