Exhibit features clothing religious images

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MANILA, Oct. 6, 2015–An exhibition on the Filipino tradition of clothing religious images opens on Monday, Oct. 12 at the Arzopispado de Manila in Intramuros.

“Pagdadamit” runs indefinitely in the Museum of the Manila archdiocese and can be viewed from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The director of the Archdiocesan Museum is Fr. Albert Flores.

In a statement, organizers said the display features some aspects of the practice of pagdadamit in the archdiocese–a tradition practiced in some communities for more than 300 years now.

The tradition, they said, sees the Filipino’s “deep religiosity and artistic talent, the marriage of spirituality and creativity.”

“Here, one discovers the story and the people behind those long gowns and gold threads and silver crowns and encounters the pagdadamit ng santo,” the archdiocese said.

For inquiries on the exhibit please call the archdiocese’s museum at 524-5062. (CBCPNews)

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