Museum of Philippine Costumes

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Inaugurated in time for the 1976 Manila Arts Festival, the Museum of the Philippine Costumes was housed initially in a seven-story building on T.M. Kalaw St. when the Metropolitan Theater was restored, the Museum transferred to its permanent home in the left wing of that building.

Present collection includes 120 full costumes representing all the Philippine Cultural minorities, 60 ensembles with accessories showing the evolution of the Filipino male and female dress, and 80 ternos donated by Mrs. Marcos to show the best of Philippine embroidery.

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1976 Manila Arts Festival
Museum of Philippine Art

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