Cordillera Administrative Region souvenirs: “walis tambo”

“Baguio City” soft brooms (“walis tambo”) are popular among tourists especially from Metro Manila because of their relatively cheap price here. In response┬áto the growing sophisticated tastes of buyers, these now come in various colors, design, and even, thickness. But what most don’t know is that while the product is known as native to or made in the City, it is actually made in the neighboring municipalities of Tuba and Sablan (Benguet Province) and Naguilian and Burgos (La Union Province) where the main raw material, tiger grass, grow abundantly.

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