Butaka | @thenegrosmuseum

The butaka is a strong and sturdy chair made from premium narra hardwood and rattan put together by skilled craftsmen. It is a handcrafted chair with long “arm-rest” which is not used for the arms but for the legs. It is also called the “lazy chair” of rich families.

During Spanish era, butaka was used by hacenderos as their resting chair after a busy day of roaming around their lands and rice fields. It is also known as the “little hospital” where pregnant women give birth to their newborn child having their legs comforted by its long arm-rests.