Anting-Anting, The Secret Soul of the Filipino at Paris Musée du Quai Branly

Published by Manon C. · Published on 20 February 2019 at 19h10
Magical and protective amulets in the Philippines, Anting-Anting are displayed at the Musée du Quai Branly from March 12 to May 26, 2019.

Have you heard about Anting-Anting? In the Philippines culture, anting-anting are talismans, medallions made of brass, copper, wood or even bones. Filipino wear them to protect themselves.

Indeed, anting-anting are thought to protect from bullet wounds and to confer wealth, love and romance to whoever wears them. Mixing precolonial believes, popular catholic believes and traditions, anting-anting are still worn as a mean of protection by policemen and soldiers.

The Musée du Quai Branly honors anting-anting from March 12 to May 26, 2019 with the “Anting-Anting, The Secret Soul of the Filipino” exhibition.

Curious people can discover a large selection of amulets reflecting the story and the influences of these islands and their inhabitants.

Visitors are invited to discover the ancient Quiapo quarter in Manila, main spiritual center for millions of catholic Filipino and where a large number of anting-anting are sold; then the story of the oldest symbol of anting-anting, the Infinito Sa Bato, before discovering the portraits of anting-anting wearers matching their amulets.

An exhibition allowing us to discover believes from elsewhere!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 12 March 2019 to 26 May 2019



    Quai Branly (face au musée)
    75007 Paris 7

    Réduit: €9
    Plein: €12

    Official website


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