Metal and glass ashtrays are very common nowadays. Try these native ashtrays from the Philippines.
All these ashtrays are made of wood and handcrafted by our indigenous brothers and sisters from the Cordillera Region – the Igorots, specifically from the City of Baguio – the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”.
Quadruple Head Ashtray
This Quadruple Head Ashtray portrays typical faces of upland warriors with their distinct haircuts.
Tri-Bull Head Ashtray
The carabao or water buffalo is the national animal of the Philippines. It’s the beast of burden of Filipino farmers.
The Cobra Ashtray
Who’s not afraid of snake? The cobra snake is known worldwide to be very lethal especially the Philippine Cobra which is regarded as the most venomous cobra in the world.
An Ashtray and a Penholder in One
A horse has been associated with luck that’s why it’s always a favorite subject in any form of art. This piece of handcrafted wood serves a dual purpose, first as a penholder, and an ashtray, or simply a souvenir item for table décor or cabinet décor.
A Human Head Ashtray
This ashtray depicts a typical face of an upland woman who carries load using her head.
Coffee Mug Ashtray
This isn’t a coffee mug, it’s an ashtray. Cigarette and coffee, perfect match – they’re both smoking.
There are some smokers who use the palm of their hands as ashtray. Some sadists use the palms of others as ashtray to demonstrate their dominance. Why hurt yourself or other when you can have a palm ashtray that is made of wood?
This cup-shaped ashtray already contains some ash. You can also use this as a wine cup, if none is available.
These ashtrays are the most unique of them all. You can choose from small, medium, large and extra large. Phallus is used in many systems of religions, especially here in the Orient, as a symbol of the degenerative power of nature.
These ashtrays are perfect gift for smoker friends and relatives. These are also great gift for non-smoker friends and relatives as collector’s items or home decor.
( used on this article are photographed and owned by the writer.)