|English||Chanum Foundation Inc., Tam-Awan Village|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Education and Training
Promote community awareness on the intergenerational responsibility of the people to preserve and conserve our patrimony, the environment and our cultural heritage;
Chanum Foundation manages Tam – Awan Village which stands in a 2.5 hectare property in the City of Baguio.
More than a showcase of indigenous craftsmanship, the foundation envisions the Tam-awan Village as an ideal venue for art and cultural activities aimed to enhance the appreciation of Cordillera life, its culture and its history. This is by raising awareness and appreciation of Cordillera culture, preserving Cordillera heritage and promoting cultural and economic empowerment in the Cordilleras.
During the years when the entire City of Baguio was still grazing land for large herds of cattle, Pinsao, location of the Tam-awan Village was one vast pastureland. A spring beside Tam-awan is the source of a body of water that once served as a watering hole for cattle. Thus, the place became associated with chanum, which in Ibaloi, means water. Adopting the name to symbolize its vision, Chanum Foundation, Inc. views its role to be as nurturing and life-giving as the spring in Tam-awan Village. The Village houses a cafe, 3 galleries, an eco trail, modern and traditional huts, a wishing pond and a performance area.
Preserving the traditional huts we have in our possession
The Village has expanded to become a venue for art exhibits and workshops envisioned to foster a deeper understanding, respect and pride in the cultural heritage of the Cordillera people. Aside from that, guests get an opportunity to immerse in an atmosphere that allows them to get a glimpse of village life as they are allowed to stay in the huts. Thus, the village is an experience by itself (www.tam-awanvillage.com, 2013).
The Tam-awan Village began with the reconstruct of Ifugao houses in Baguio with the view of making a model village accessible to people who have not had the chance to travel to the Cordillera interior. Building on the land near an abundant spring, the foundation started out with three knocked-down huts transported from Bang-an, Ifugao. Using the original materials and adding only new cogon roofs, traditional artisans reconstructed the houses and laid them out resembling the design of a traditional Cordillera Village. (www.tam-awanvillage.com, 2013)
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||366 C Pinsao Proper Baguio City 2600|
|Tel||+63 74 446 2949|
|Fax||+63 74 442 5553|