Sarusar (sa-roo-sar) is an Ilocano word for storage place. It is a separate area in the Ilocano home where the daily as well as future provisions of a family are kept.
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An existing Tabacalera tobacco warehouse that is next door to the Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol was recycled into the Museo. The Tabacalera warehouse in Laoag, a plain, rectangular brick structure built in the 19th century, is one of a chain of brick warehouses built in Ilocos Norte.
Gameng, after the Iloko word for treasure, symbolizes the wealth of Ilocos Norte. It showcases the varied ethnicity and multi-faceted cultural heritage of a sturdy, hard working people known for their industry, resourcefulness and loyalty.