The Art of Life

Philippine Tatler - - SKIN IS IN -

The col­lec­tion in Likha, how­ever, is more ex­pan­sive in its scope, as it cov­ers five sub­col­lec­tions: pre-colo­nial pot­tery; jewellery; fab­rics, cloth­ing, and em­broi­dery; re­li­gious items and iconog­ra­phy; and fur­ni­ture.

Valdes opens the show, so to speak, with a trea­tise on pre-colo­nial earth­en­ware. Pro­duced in var­i­ous re­gions of the coun­try be­tween the 9th and 16th cen­turies, the col­lec­tion presents an in­ter­est­ing cross­sec­tion of life prior to Span­ish coloni­sa­tion. One catches glimpses of a crude age, where hunters sought food in the dense forests while

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