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CM Bamboo Crafts: The Online Catalog

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Iloilo I LOVE! supports the advocacy Carmelite Missionaries Bamboo Craft Center of alleviating proverty. This is my way of promoting their products online  and showing my deepest gratitude to the staff and their director, Sister Julie, in opening their doors for me to explore their shop. To all my readers, indulge yourself with this catalog and I encourage you to visit CMBC at La Paz, Iloilo City and see for yourself the beauty of Ilonggo bamboo craftsmanship. 

Crosses and Rosaries: Table crosses and wall crucifixes made of bamboo trunks and twigs, delicately cut out and manually assembled. It is burned to enhance its natural color. It serves as perfect signs of the Lord’s presence in homes, schools, and offices.


Rosaries with hard wood heads and bamboo pendants intricately designed and burned to enhance its natural color.

Iloilo Souvenir

Desk Stands

Made of Bamboo framings and fine bamboo strips as background. Designed with bamboo cut outs with religious motifs. Some designs are engraved and painted for attractive results. It comes to us in different sizes – from 4 1/2″ X 5″ to 3 1/2″ X 5″. Best for home, school, and office decor. Also good for any occasion and as souvenirs.

Pendants and Key holders

Pendants key holders

Made from delicately and finely cut bamboo designed with various religious motifs. It is manually cut and assembled. It has burned edging and painted designs. It is best as gift and token to a friend or a loved one. Available in various shapes and sizes. You may order your own size, shape, and design.


Paper trays

TraysPen Holders

Purely made of bamboo materials – burned, carved, engraved, and colored with attractive paints and designed with native Filipino motifs.

Letter Holders

Purely made of bamboo materials- burned, carved, engraved and colored with attractive paints and designed with various religious motifs. Best for homes, schools, and office use. Available in various sizes.

Letter Openers: Made from finely cut bamboo strips with various religious designs.

Candle Holders: Made of pure bamboo materials – burned, carved and manually assembled. Best for altar use and as home decors. Available in different sizes.

Personal Accessories (Wallets, Bags, Necklaces, etc.)

Personal Accessories


Pasalubong Iloilo


Wine and Glass Holders

Bamboo wine holders

Wine Holder

Purely made from bamboo materials and manually assembled. It is made from finely cut and burned bamboo strips. The bamboo glass holders are intricately woven by hands. With its classic looks, it is best for party use. Very simple but artistic!

Kitchen Decors


Kitchen Decors

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes


Frames Bamboo

Bamboo frames

Made of plywood background covered with burned and finely cut bamboo strips. It is designed with bamboo cut outs depicting religious and native Filipino motifs. Inscribed with religious and biblical verses. Best as wall decors in homes, convents, schools and offices. Also best as gifts and souvenirs to friends and visitors. Available in different sizes and you may order your own size, design and inscription.


Bamboo Crafts Iloilo

Iloilo Bamboo Crafts

Nativity Sets


Purely made of bamboo materials – burned, carved, and engraved bamboo cut outs, painted with attractive colors. It depicts the indigenous Filipino Belen with the typical Filipino nipa hut. Very practical and long lasting, thus it can be preserved for future use.

Cards for different occasions

Christmas, birthdays, Easter, valentines, thank you, etc. Made of fine linen designed with religious and native Filipino motifs  made of burned and dyed bamboo strips. Best medium for expressing one’s thoughts, feelings, sympathy and gratitude.

Religious Icons

Sto Nino Iloilo

Last Supper Icon

Made of burned plywood background designed with burned bamboo cut outs and intricate engraving. Best for altars, living rooms and dining rooms. Best medium for one’s spiritual growth.

Tabernacle, Monstrance: Purely made of bamboo materials burned and manually assembled. Distinctly a Filipino Art

MonstranceBlessed Sacrament

Interested? You may visit the following CM Bamboo Craft Centers:

CM Bamboo Craft Center
2 Jereos Street, La Paz, Iloilo City
Tel. No. (033) 320-0053

CM Bamboo Craft Center Display Center
1726 D. Alvarez, Sta Cruz, Manila
Tel No. (02) 711-9804

Carmelite Missionaries
Provincial House
19 Sct Madrinian Stree, Quezon City
Telefax (02) 924-1020

Interested to see how these wonders are made? Visit my behind-the-scenes post on: “Carmelite Missionaries Bamboo Crafts: Helping the poor, preserving Ilonggo culture”

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