After the DOT-Globe “It’s More Fun in the Philippines and Pinoy Homecoming convergence program press con/launch, I used my extra time in Intramuros to relax and fully internalize the culture of tourism at the The Silahis Center showroom of the Silahis Arts and Artifacts Inc. Little did I know that the place would satisfy my curiosity as a non-Manila resident. Practically revisiting cultural heritage. I enjoyed passing an eye over the large selection of finely crafted traditional and primitive Filipino arts and crafts, Asian ceramics, artworks, indigenous fabrics, maps, old and new books about the Philippines, Asia and Pacific, among various others.
Not only for tourists, the museum-like store is also for locals who are into homegrown decor.
Sarimanok, (artipisyal na ibon) is a totem bird of the Maranao people. The legendary bird has become a ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art and a symbol of good fortune.
Various ikat weaves.
The Silahis Center Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
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