Old Filipino Fishing Lures

My father bought these Filipino fishing lures in the ’30s or so. They’re made out of bones and scrap metal and sinew and are beautiful. I just got them out of an old storage box and mounted them — they’re stunning (and sharp!). This is a kind of funky 2-shot collage.)

Note wooden goggle frames

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Old Filipino Fishing Lures

  1. LLOYD, YOU REALLY DO ROCK!!!I CAN NEVER WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT BLOG TO APPEAR. I WAS ONE OF THE FOLKS THAT CAME UP TO YOU AT SOLFEST. yOU HAVE INSIRED ME FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS (LATE COMER TO SHELTER). yOU GAVE ME A SIGNED COPY OF YOUR POSTER! iF YOU EVER GET BACK DOWN SOUTH OF SF, COME BY THE PIGEON POINT LIGHHOUSE HOSTEL IN PESCADERO. 4 05 5 OF US EMPLOYED HERE BY HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL ARE INTO SUSTAINABLE LIVING/ALTERNATIVE BUILDING. oNE OF US HAS WORKED WITH SUN RAY KELLY. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE LIGHTHOUSE ITSELF WOULD MAKE A REALLY GREAT HOUSE( SPIRAL STAIRCASE WITH MANY LANDINGS)…BUT NOW IT BELONGS TO CAL STATE PARKS. THE HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL THAT IS HERE HAS BEEN HERE SINCE 1981. ALSO, I HAVE HAD PLANS FOR AN OCTAGONAL STRAWBALE IN MY HEAD FOR 10 YEARS…JUST NEED TO FIND A LANDOWNER WHO WILL HELP/LET ME TRY. I HAVE ALSO RECENTLY DISCOVERED THE WONDERS OF "PAPERCRETE" AND MAY INCORPORATE THAT AND COB AS WELL.
    tHANK yOU AGAIN FOR YOUR MULTIFACETED INSPIRATION. ANNIE B.

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