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"Mūla Art and Design" is an insightful exploration of Filipino culture and arts during the period between the 10th and 16th centuries, before the arrival of Spanish, Portuguese, and American influences on the archipelago. The book delves into the sophisticated and intricate aspects of the archipelago's culture, shedding light on the lives of diverse communities through captivating design elements, scenic depictions, and other cultural representations. It uncovers the profound influences of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam prior to the advent of Christianity, as well as the lasting impact of early silk maritime route trading with neighboring regions like Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and India. Furthermore, "Mūla Art and Design" goes beyond historical artwork, also celebrating contemporary living artists whose creations resonate with the essence of the people's rich history. A compelling journey through time and culture awaits readers as they immerse themselves in this extraordinary book.
Photo: Dedicating my work to my late grandmother Elizabeth
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