General Santos City is not just the tuna capital of the Philippines. It is also home to champions and the birthplace of world-class corn husk products like handmade paper, dolls, hats, bags, lampshades to brick a brac like flowers and refrigerator magnets.
After harvesting the corn, its husk is often discarded and burned. For the Generals, it is a treasure found.
From the farm, corn husk is sold to cooperatives and other people’s organizations at PhP15 (US$0.34) per kilo. It is then washed, dyed and then air dried before sewed or shaped into flowers, bags, dolls, hats, lampshades.
Prices: Hats- Php 15-180, Lampshades- Php300-500, Bags: Php500-1,000, Scrunch ball- Php65-100, Paper mats- Php40-40, Paper bags-Php20-50.
Corn Husk products are on display at the Pasalubong Center of General City and at the Garden Center at the Oval Plaza.
For orders, you may contact: Silvia Octura, Leonilla Callejo-Montaño and Conrado Burgos, Jr. at (083) 301-8116/0935-2592007-Conrado.
Hand-made, all natural, environment-friendly… what more can you ask for? GenSan’s Corn Husk products are definitely IN!