In this 2nd part of our post on the National Museum of the Filipino People located in the Rizal Park compound, pre-Hispanic instruments are on display in one section of the museum. In another, the museum lists down the Philippines' indigenous groups: 49 clans! What's note-worthy is the further subdivision of the Manobo into 19 other sub-groups.
Another section has been clumped together as "Archaeological Treasures". A series of jar covers resemble head of tribesmen. There's a section of odd-looking animals, as well as fashion garments in another area (which look like set pieces in a futuristic movie). Weaving instruments are also on display elsewhere. An Ifugao house in upland Mountain Province has a miniature sample. There are pre-Hispanic musical instruments used in revelries and rituals. There are stuffed animals as well, though for the moment they remain unlabeled (lost my notes).
I guess the past really makes a people. It sculpts us into our contemporary selves - so all of these historical glimpse reflect how or what we are today.
For general information about the museum, please visit our previous post.
This is the Eye in the Sky!
|Didn't I say I've this fascination with hallways?|
|One of my favorite rooms mostly because it's like being part of a futuristic set because of the uniformly white garments that seem to float in midair and the minimalistic design of the room.|
|Farming and household implements.|
Check out: National Museum of the Filipino People Part 1 - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2015/02/national-museum-of-filipino-people.html
|Lapu Lapu's giant statue is seen from this window.|
You may want to check out the National Art Gallery as well: