Philippine Precolonial Art

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Artistry by Filipino pre-colonial people

Artistry by Filipino pre-colonial people

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  • 1. Philippine Art
    Pre-Colonial Period
  • 2. History
    • The oldest human fossil found in the Philippines is the skull cap of a "Stone-Age Filipino", about 22,000 years old.
    • 3. Discovered by Dr. Robert B. Fox, American anthropologist of the National Museum, inside Tabon Cave Palawan, on May 28, 1962. .
    Tabon Man
  • 4. They came during the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic) walking dry-shod through Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the land bridges and were the first inhabitants..
    The Coming of the Negritos
  • 5. The Indonesians
    • First Sea-Immigrants
    • 6. They were the maritime Indonesians, who belonged to the Mongoloid race with Caucasian affinities.
    • 7. They belonged to the New Stone Age (Neolithic).
  • The Malays
    *They belong to the Iron Age culture.
    *Daring and liberty-loving, the Malays belonged to the brown race.
    *Prominent contribution:
    * Ati-atihan festivals
    * Maragtas chronicle
    * the Code of Kalantiaw
  • 8. Music
    »The ancient Filipinos had music practically for all occasions, for every phase of life, from birth to death.
  • 9. Bamboo Zither
  • 10. Gaddang
  • 11. Kulintang
  • 12. Architecture
    » The ancient Filipinos had first dwelt in caves and has learned the art of architecture as they move and hunt for food.. .
  • 13. Lean-To
  • 14. Tausog house
  • 15. Torogan
  • 16. Ifugao house “BALE”
    » The ancient Filipinos had attained a high artistic level through pottery, jewelry, and wood carving.
  • 18. Pottery
  • 19. Jewelry
  • 20. Wood Carvings
    » The ancient Filipinos had expressed paintings through tattoos and cave carvings.
  • 22. Tattoos
    The pintados(painted ones), inhabitants of the Visayan islands as described by the first Spaniards to set eyes upon them, would use sharp metal instruments previously heated over fire.
  • 23. Silup
    • The tattooing imitated the upper garment worn by the men of north Kalinga.
    • 24. The women of south Kalinga painted their faces a bright red.
  • Petroglyphs
    • The Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines.
    • 25. There are 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rock wall dating back to 3000 B.C.
  • END
    Modified by: JC de Egurrola