Paete Laguna is considered as the wood carving capital of the Philippines because the early Paeteños were known for their the traditions of woodcarving. A lot of their works are even displayed and known in other countries like in US and Vatican. Even up today, there are still a lot of people living in that place who make woodcarvings as their primary source of income.
Some of the thoughts that man convey through his arts are some of his ideologies, advocacies, ideas, or just thoughts that are hidden in his arts where it sparks the curiousity of people making the thought hidden more valuable and appreciated. Some of the examples are Politics, Sickness, Religion, Events that are not given enough attention, and untold stories.
The instrument is a kulintang
Unang-una sa lahat, kailangan munang pag-aralan ang mga iba't ibang elemento at disenyo na maaaring makita sa isang sining. Ikalawa, pag-aralan ang mga stilong ginamit ng mga propesyonal sa sining upang magkaroon din tayo ng aral na wala sa mga nababasa natin o itinuturo sa atin. Ikatlo, ang paulit-ulit na pagprapraktis ang kailangan upang mapaunlad natin ang ating kakayahan.