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Sampaguita | Jasmine Flower, Philippine National Flower, Jasminum Sambac, White Flower, Filipino Pin, Magnet, Keychain, Sticker, Jibbitz

Regular price $12.00 USD
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Jasminum sambac was adopted by the Philippines as the national flower. It is also known natively as kampupot in Tagalog.

Sampaguita in Filipino language is a direct loan word from the Indian sanskrit word "campaka". Name of Philippine's pre-Christian chief god Bathala (from sanskrit Bhattara Guru, plants of some species of flowers like sampaguita, fruits like mango and nangka, vegetables like ampalaya, patola, malunggay came from India during pre-Spanish Indianised trade and influences. Among strong traces of continuity of Hindu influence in Philippines are placing of sampaguita garland around the neck of visitors to show hospitality and friendship, throwing the rice over bride and groom for prosperity, performing paninilbihan, paying dowry, visiting a shrine to pray for fertility, etc. Filipinos string the flowers into leis, corsages, and sometimes crowns. These garlands are available as loose strings of blossoms or as tight clusters of buds, and are commonly sold by vendors outside churches and near intersections.

Sampaguita garlands are used as a form of bestowing honour, veneration, or accolade. These are primarily used to adorn religious images and photographs of the dead on altars. These are placed around the necks of living persons such as dignitaries, visitors, and occasionally to graduating students. Buds strung into ropes several metres long are often used to decorate formal events such state occasions at Malacañang Palace, weddings, and are sometimes used as the ribbon in ribbon cutting ceremonies. Though edible, the flower is rarely used in cuisine, with an unusual example being flavouring for ice cream.

Also available as a wooden magnet, wooden sticker veneer, or charm for keychains. (See other listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/872793019/filipino-food-culture-icons-as-pins)

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About the Materials:

The basswood plywood is custom fabricated with an engineered wood core surrounded by a micro-thin layer of natural hardwood, resulting in a strong, beautiful, and versatile material.

Every piece is colored with scuff-resistant outdoor acrylic paint and coated and cured with a durable clear resin gloss finish.

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