Metro Manila · The Manila Collectible
The Manila Collectible in Intramuros is more than just a shop for souvenirs and handicraft. It is a "Culturespace" that offers handmade products from all over the Philippines as well as workshops, events, and tours to promote the rich cultural heritage of the country.
Shopping at the Manila Collectible is like a tour through the history of the different cultures of the Philippine archipelago. Here you find replica of precolonial artifacts, handmade tribal clothes and accessories, local musical instruments, agricultural goods such as coffee and sugar, organic cosmetics, and temporary Philippine art.
One of the store's special products is T'nalak, a hand-woven fabric. Each roll comes in a unique design, based on patterns which the weavers have dreamed of. The indigenous producers of the T'nalak are therefore called "dream weavers".
"We are cultural workers and we cooperate closely with indigenous tribes in the Philippines," says Charisse Aquino, who founded The Manila Collectible in 2013.
To promote the country's diverse culture, the team of The Collectible also offers a wide range of creative, educational, and social events: workshops to learn the ancient Baybayin alphabet, pot-painting and other activities for kids, historic tours, rituals with indigenous people, and more. Just check The Manila Collectible's Facebook page for updates!
Location & How To Get There
The Manila Collectible is located in Intramuros, right behind the Manila Cathedral.
Villa Blanca Bldg., Cabildo corner Beatoerio Street, Intramuros, Manila City
Tel: (63) 2 485 9751