Tota Pulchra EST Maria Exhibit within Manila Cathedral

Tota Pulchra est Maria exhibited  different Immaculate Conception statues at the side chapel near the entrance of  Manila Cathedral  also known as Minor Basilica of Immaculate Conception .

Immaculate Conception statue in front of the Manila Cathedral facade

The statues are mostly done in the old traditional craft done by atelier Rafael Lopez , a well-known craftsman of Marian and religious images in the country. Special participation of the devotees of Barangay Ligas in Malolos City . The exhibited was opened last November 28 and will run until December 8, 2016.

Immaculate Conception statues on wooden peana with special enclosed glass container called verina ( photo courtesy of Ms. Buena Mai Tunac -student of UST college of Architecture and Postal Heritage tour participant )

There were 20 collectors which lend their personal and family heirloom religious statues at the exhibition area.

photo courtesy of the exhibitor

list of exhibitors

Mr. Raymond Naval , Ms. Monette Peralta , Mr. Justin Henry Alino , Mr. Manuel Cruz , Atty. Victor Reginald Dimacuha , Mr. Francis Jason Diaz Perez III , Mr. John Felix Concepcion Santos , Mr. Vicente Roman ” Mike ” Santos , Mr. Noel Flores , Mr. Mike Jerome Joson , Mr. Aniceto “Chito” Sumera , Mr. Luisito ” Chito ” Tayag , Dr. Rafael A. Lopez, Mr. Vicente ” Jun ” Ladia , Mr. Arnualdo ” Arnie ”  Macapagal , Senor Francisco Vecin , Mr. Roberto Villanueva , Mr. Jayson Moses, Mr. James A Yee, Mr. Noel Menguito

Mother Mary statues 

Since some of the these religious statues are old , touching is strictly prohibited and are fragile. In fact , we saw some exhibitors at the site.

Some of the statues seems it was recently made by the same artisan with ivory heads and hands  . But we must say that the craftsmanship was quite superb !

 One of our foreigner friend told us that it was at par or even better than the ones that they saw in Central and South American countries .

We would like to congratulate all the exhibitors,  for sharing your wonderful devotion and collections to the general public. Until Next Exhibit

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