Palaspas, a richly photographed book, begins with how the palm leaf has figured in our early history and culture, then highlights its myriad manifestations in the contemporary religious, social, and economic practices of our people in various communities all over the country. Enlivening the detailed instructions in creating the ephemerally beautiful forms are the stories behind the author’s encounter with each krus sa lukay, tipaklong, minais, manuk-manuk, bolang dako, kinasing, patupat ti sinublan, and many more.
Published in 2009. Winner, 2010 Gintong Aklat Awards, for Arts and Culture. Winner, 2010 National Book Awards, for Design Category. Winner, Cardinal Sin Book Awards, for Emerging Author.