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Boy Riding A Carabao
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
A Caucasian boy named Isaiah, from Texas, went to the Philippines to spend a vacation with his family. He was visiting the Philippines and his relatives there for the first time. He had a wonderful time, playing with his cousins and meeting new friends.
This painting shows Isaiah riding a carabao. He really had a lot of fun back there.
For those who have not seen or heard what a carabao is, a carabao is a swamp type domestic water buffalo found in the Philippines. It is considered the national animal of the Philippines.
Carabaos are used for farming and for pulling carts in rural villages in the Philippines. They are also a good source of meat, milk, and hide. Carabao hide was once used extensively to create a variety of products, which include the armor of pre-colonial Filipino warriors.
"The carabao is considered a symbol of Guam. In the early 1960s, carabao races were a popular sport in the island, especially during fiestas. Today, carabaos are a part of the popular culture. They are often brought to carnivals or other festivities, and are used as a popular ride for children." (Source: Wikipedia)
This work has been featured in the following FAA groups:
1.) Beauty - December 25, 2014
2.) Life Off the Grid - December 28, 2014
3.) Asian Artists - December 29, 2014
4.) Asian Perspective - February 15, 2015
December 24th, 2014
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