the development of the sugar industry and its economic boom during the
1950s, Bacolod's prominent families have acquired fine antique
collections. Some are on sale in the city's antique shops, others can be
viewed in ancestral homes or private collections. Good buys include
shellcraft, ceramic ware
and woodcraft. It's weaving centers produce "hablon", a
locally-developed shimmery fabric which was the rave during the 1960s.
Bacolod delicacies like piaya, barquillos, squid
flakes, guaple pie and bañadas cookies are popular take-home gifts.
ANP Negros Showroom, is a one-stop shop featuring the best Negrense handicraft and products such as houseware, decorative objects, garments, gift items and even food and other delicacies.
Central Market, the place to buy handicraft, textiles, native delicacies and fresh fruits such as rambutan, mangosteen, guapple (hybrid guava and apple), durian, atis, and golden mangoes.
Bacolod Shellcraft and Artwares has a collection of Philippine and Negrense shells which are made into exquisite mosaics, house accessories and gift items.
And if you're in for custom made art crafts and masks, ORB Arts Crafts & Masks is recommended one of the best Negrense artists.
Casa Grande Antiques, Requerdos de Bacolod and Sarlee's sell fine furniture heirloom pieces, antique "santos" or wooden images of saints and curio items.
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