Papemelroti releases Philippine heroes articulated paper puppets

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Craft and gift store Papemelroti’s articulated paper puppets are now available online. Photo credits to Papemelroti Facebook.

Philippine heroes are in a new set of articulated paper puppets released by Filipino craft store Papemelroti.

The eco-friendly gift and home decor store took to social media on October 13, 2020, to announce its newest collection featuring Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal and Gen. Antonio Luna, along with children in Filipiniana attire, the mythical creature unicorn, and the world’s iconic artists.

Visual artist, TV personality, and Papemelroti co-founder Robert Alejandro also shared the good news online regarding his paper puppets.

“Something I’ve been working on during the pandemic is finally out!!!!!! I kept it a secret for soooooooo long!!!!!!” Alejandro announced on his Facebook post.

Papemelroti also provided instructions on its Facebook page and Instagram account on how to assemble the articulated paper puppets.

Interested buyers may place their order online on the Papemelroti store, Shopee, and Lazada.

Aside from designing paper puppets, Alejandro also conducted a series of free online art workshops on Facebook Live to encourage people to learn art skills while staying at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The artist-entrepreneur had also designed products inspired by the 1734 Murillo Velarde vintage map of the Philippines.

The Art is Kool former TV host was also one of the three Pinoy artists who partnered with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo in designing shirts depicting the Filipino Christmas celebration.

TELL US in the comments below, which Philippine heroes and heritage icons do you want to see as Papemelroti articulated paper dolls?

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Lorenzo Cruz
Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.