About Empowering Mindanao Craftmanship


Maria works in partnership with Zamboangueño craftmakers to showcase a selection of carved frames handmade in Mindanao. Based in Zamboanga City, the Rene Demafeliz Atelier is a team of carpenters, painters and furniture makers collaborating together to create bespoke pieces. Beautifully crafted and unique, each frame is handmade in solid wood, resulting in fluid curved silhouettes inspired by Nature. Focusing on Islamic aesthetic, their work decorates Mosques and public buildings in Zamboanga, Basilan, Tawi Tawi and Jolo.
These soulful pieces embrace and celebrate the rich cultural history of Mindanao.