Saturday, 23 August 2014

Newborn Baby in Philippines

"When that kid looks into your eyes, and you know it's yours, you know what it means to be alive" - Anonymous

In Philippines, the ritual of celebrating the newborn baby can be seen by how the new mother took care of the baby. Philippines’ mother has a sure fire-way of wranglingtheir babies to sleep which is ‘the Duyan’.

The Duyan - a wooven craddle or hammock specially use for baby to sleep

The duyan is used gently to rock a tired baby until the baby finally passes out. After the baby fall asleep, the mother takes the baby out from the duyan and places the sleeping baby on the banig or sleeping mat for a long and restful snooze

Banig - a handwoven mat usually used for sleeping and sitting. This type of mat traditionally made in the Philippines

Philippines ritual is almost the same like our traditional custom in Malay culture where the duyan and banig are being used during the 80's

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