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Silahis Arts & Artifacts

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744 Gen. Luna Street | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
+63 52 738 4142
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Best store for handicrafts

This is a wonderful place to buy regional handicrafts. It is expensive and most things are not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa K
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Sausalito, California
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Very good and quite expensive

A great selection of high quality crafts -especially wood crafts - from all over the Philippines... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
rorionb
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Welcome to Silahis Center! Your best museum ambience store taking you around the Philippine archipelago through arts and crafts. Since 1966 Silahis has been dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of the multi cultural heritage of the Philippines and its people through a greater appreciation of their culture and crafts. Now in a museum atmosphere with five departments these traditional artifacts and cultural crafts are synthesized with contemporary crafts and accessories expressing our eclectic Philippine lifestyle. SILAHIS ARTS AND ARTIFACTS- Ground Floor -showing artifacts and crafts as well as folk art from all the peoples of the archipelago. CHANGRONG ANTIQUE GALLERY-Second Floor -reflecting the greatest external influence on Philippine culture and our long trading relationship with the Asian mainland; excavated porcelain, old maps, textiles, and primitive art. TRADEWINDS BOOKS - Second Floor -because we want to see ourselves among our neighbors; specializing in old and new publications on Asia, The Philippines and The Pacific, Art, culture, history, literature, travel. GALERIA DE LAS ISLAS -Showing fine arts, original prints and sculpture KAYAMANANG ASYA, INK. -Bringing to the public the very best of the Philippine art, antiques and collectibles.
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744 Gen. Luna Street | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to buy regional handicrafts. It is expensive and most things are not antiques, and don’t miss it, you will find some unique treasures

1  Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

A great selection of high quality crafts -especially wood crafts - from all over the Philippines conveniently located in the heart of Intramuros. Prices are quite high compared to Balik Bayan or even Kultura. But I always take visitors in to see the goods, if...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

An absolute thing of beauty! I went through the shop appreciating the arts, artifacts and Filipino handicrafts, with oohs and ahhs. Wish I had a deeper pocket to buy the exquisite wooden furniture pieces. Some were crazy expensive. I recommend this place for those touring...More

1  Thank RRBoltz
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Silahis with intention of a quick browse that turned into longer excursion of inspecting various curio and art. It isn't only a souvenir store with knick knacks, whatnots but there is an abundance of Filipino crafts, art, antiques as well as the...More

5  Thank Wandering M
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

The best place to bring our foreign tourist friends here. I am sure they will be impressed as i do. To those who valued real artwork and antiques there are a lot to choose from. Best recommended. Quality Philippine products are here.

1  Thank MijnlieverdFH
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Today's gadgets have pushed arts and crafts of yesteryears to the dustbins of history. Even the caretakers and staff of Silahis laments the fact that today's kids - Millenials and Gen-Xes have virtually banished artisans of yesteryears to Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter and of course Facebook....More

1  Thank crispin a
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

I liked the huge amount of high quality arts and handicrafts - it was a pleasure to be inside the shop and see all these asian things from several asian states...

1  Thank jenjenstone
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

we stopped by to look at local handicrafts. There was a lot of stuff spread over 3 floors. However we only bought a small basket. We saw lots of tourists from the cruise ships there.

1  Thank TruthCalifornia
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This place is quite popular with the tourists . A bit off the beaten track, I try to bring my overseas visitors here and they usually come away Impressed with what they see. There even is an art gallery on the top floor. The place...More

1  Thank JYao55
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

This multi-story store had it all: the largest collection of Filipino basketry I ever saw as well as every other variety of craft made in the Philippines. I was especially impressed by their collection of antique Filipino saint figures (aka santos). Although these are ostensibly...More

3  Thank Nigerdave
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