May 06, 2017

The best of Albay handicrafts: Shelmed Cottage Treasures

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  • If you’re looking for a unique souvenir item in Albay to bring home with you, see Shelmed Cottage Treasures.

    From basketry, fashion accessories, to home displays, you can buy here from Shelmed

    Aside from the usual key chains, ref magnets, and food souvenir that you can get in Albay, one of the most popular products from the town would be their abaca-woven products. Abaca is a fiber from a species of banana native to the Philippines. In Daraga, Albay, you can find Shelmed Cottage Treasures’ showroom where it displays a variety of products that is proudly made in Albay.

    Mini statues for Christmas displays

    The ones operating Shelmed are also the owners of Balay Cena Una, a popular dining destination in Albay.  Shelmed is just a few walks away from the restaurant so after you dine in then you can visit the place. At the second floor of the establishment, you will see all the handicraft products that Shelmed workers make. Some of the products made by Shelmed are religious statues, placemats, house wares, and accessories. These products are very popular abroad as these are being exported to a total of 38 countries worldwide such as in Italy, Japan, France, and Germany.

    Different home accents made locally in Albay

    By buying these souvenirs, you can also help the local workers and farmers who make these products for their livelihood. What makes these products have export-quality is that these are hand-crafted ensuring the quality of each product. Each product is crafted creatively which makes it a great gift for any event. These beautiful Filipino products will remind you of the best things you can find in the Philippines, particularly in Albay. It is best to contact Shelmed first before dropping by so it will be open for viewing.



    Address:  F. Lotivio St., Brgy. Ilawod, Daraga, Albay (right across Balay Cena Una)
    Operating Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Saturday) [call first before dropping by]
    TEL: 052-483-3505

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