22 July, 2010

M1324: Boy Astride A Carabao

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows two of the country's national symbols, the carabao or water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and the nipa hut.

The carabao or kalabaw in Filipino is the national animal since it is one of the most important animals in the country, especially in agriculture. Carabaos are often used by farmers to plow the fields and as a means of transportation.

The bahay kubo or nipa hut is the national house. It is a shelter made out of bamboo and palm leaves, thus making it a good place to take rest, especially in the farm, because of these materials that allow good ventilation.

The back of the postcard reads:
Boy astride a carabao (water buffalo).

A typical scene found in the provincial sections of the Philippines.

M1324: Boy Astride A Carabao Postcard

Philippine National Symbols
Carabao Wikipedia Entry

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