What Is A “Walis Tingting”? (Answers)
WALIS TINGTING – The Philippines is home to diverse cultures, and traditions spanning hundreds of years.
As such, the Filipino people had acquired several tools used for cooking, sewing, and other works including cleaning. In the Philippines, one of the most common things you would see inside the house was a walis tingting.
However, the more widely used term for this word is simply “walis”. Previously, the word “pamalis” or “pangwalis” was more commonly used. The word “walis” in English in translated as “sweeping”.
Therfore, “(pang) walis” is the object used to do the action “walis” or sweeping.
Meanwhile, the Walis-Tingting is a broom made up of thin midribs of palm leaves. They are then tied up on one end using either rubber or string. The tips of the broom are pointy and are effective at sweeping up leaves and dirt.
Aside from this, the “Walis-Tambo” is also used. However, this broom is mostly used inside the house while the “tingting” is commonly used outside. Instead of hard bristles, the walis-tambo uses phragmites grass. It is also much softer than the tingting.
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