The Ritual Mask Burners honor Filipino ancestry and empower cultural identity through this re-specialization of a traditional artifact. The act of burning incense and bundles has long been used to enhance intuition, connect to the spiritual realm, and dispel negativity. In tying together these age-old practices, the Ritual Mask Burners are a conduit in connecting to ancestors, land, spirit—and in recovering self.
MAAARI is the dream of modern design rooted in consciousness and inspired by Philippine culture. In pursuit of a meaningful marketplace, we proudly partner with artisans and designers who share our values of quality craftsmanship and mindful consumption.
January 17, 2019
On Grief: Kamatayan
Our Guest Blogger Series with Kristen Jordan continues as she discusses an often overlooked topic: lost cultural identities, uncovering the dark histories of our ancestors, and the painful process of facing these truths.
September 19, 2018
Being Whole: A Conversation with Kristen Jordan
We’re proud to introduce a MAAARI Blog Series entitled: Being Whole, a collection of inspired works by guest blogger, Kristen Jordan, a Filipinx-Canadian educator, artist, and choreographer who will give us a glimpse into her experience as a young creative in the Filipino...
June 12, 2018
The Greats Behind our T'Boli Jewelry
There are over 40 ethnic groups in the Philippines, and the T’boli community is one of the largest in the country. They’re a colorful group that is distinguished by their vibrant traditional attire, masterly brass adornments, and intricate music. Though the T’boli...