This beautiful scenario is actually painted on cloth to be used as a wall decor or a wall painting. It is 1.5m x 1m in size, perfect in the hallway or in the living room. A frame would hide the edges of the cloth and make it look like a painting hanging on the wall.
An artwork of a typical Filipino artist, the painting portrays a classic bay village in the Philippines by sunset. It’s the time of the day when the villagers take refuge from the approaching real dark night. I remember a scene like this, though not in a bay, when my grandmother used to shout our names to convince us to get inside the house before 6pm. She would tell us that “unseen” people which we used to refer to as “not like us” would start joining us at that particular hour and they could be mean sometimes. That’s why the surroundings would look like this painting, harmless and serene.