Art of the Philippines
Some 310 works of art from pre-colonial Philippines are now on show at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France. Here some of the beautiful pieces on display
Some 310 works of art from pre-colonial Philippines, selected from public and private collections – Filipino, American and European – are now on show at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France.
Divided into two sections, the exhibition explores the traditional artworks from the mountainous northern highlands region, examining deities, wealth, magic, poetry and warriors, as well as artworks inspired by the prominent shipping trade on the southern coasts and islands, with influences originating from India, Indonesia, Arabia and China.
The Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange is on show at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, until 14 July 2013. Find out more at the museum's website