Ayala Museum’s Philippine Ancestral Gold

Ayala Museum 001With museum director Mariles as my personal guide, I toured the Ayala Museum’s  exquisite Gold exhibition that will be coming to Asia Society in fall 2015. I was dazzled by the more than 1000 gold objects from the sophisticated cultures that existed in the Philippines prior to colonization in the 16th century. Golden sashes, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings and more…spectacular ! A special treat was a meeting with Len Cabili who collaborated on a new indigenous textile exhibition featuring  beautiful weavings and embroideries from the Northern and southern Philippine communities.

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