Rice Planters by Napoleon Abueva
50 years ago, On This Day, April 29, the award for National Artist was created. In 2003, it was elevated to the status of Order of National Artists. It is the highest national recognition bestowed upon Filipinos with significant contributions to Philippine Arts. To date, 78 individuals have been named as National Artists including Bohol’s very own Napoleon Abueva.
To learn more about the artist, click here: bit.ly/3LpeepB
Featured today is Abueva’s Relief Sculpture titled “Rice Planters”, his tribute to Filipino Rice Farmers. April is also the month of the Panagyaman Rice Festival. An annual celebration dedicated to farmers for their crucial role in rice production.
Rice is, in fact, the seed of a type of grass (Oryza sativa Linn.) introduced to the Philippines in prehistoric times. Rice is not an easy crop to grow. Even with modern equipment, planting and harvesting rice can still be back-breaking.
A staple in Filipino Diet, most meals here is incomplete without it … even breakfast.
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