March 12, 2008

Now installing: Indigenous Philippine Art

Posted by: Rebecca (Durkin) Whitham

The Burke exhibitions crew is right now installing some gorgeous Philippine textiles and jewelry in the New Acquisitions case in the Pacific Voices gallery.

The showcased collection features colorful and unusual beadwork, brass work, and ikat weavings representing the indigenous folk art of the T’boli and Yakan peoples of the Philippines. Seen above is a T'boli woman's embroidered shirt.

Here is a close up of the geometric patterns on a tubular skirt known as a pinantupan, made by the Yakan from Basilan Island.

Click on the two object photos to find out more about them through their collections records in our online database. Or come see the real thing now through August.

- Rebecca