Exploring Filipino Textiles: History and Fashion of the Philippines

Exploring Filipino Textiles: History and Fashion of the Philippines



Gallery Interpreter Maya Morales shares how the indigenous Filipino textiles in NHMLAC’s collections can teach us about the natural landscape of the regions where they’re made, revealing more about the history and culture of Filipino people.

More Info

https://nhmlac.org/stories/exploring-filipino-textiles

Photos
Abaca fiber drying in Abaca farm, Costa Rica.jpg
John Washinton
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abaca_fiber_drying_in_Abaca_farm,_Costa_Rica.jpg

Pineapple-fiber-extraction
Jwerner at English Wikipedia
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pineapple-fiber-extraction.jpg

Maligcong Rice Terraces.jpg
LemuelSalibio
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maligcong_Rice_Terraces.jpg

Sagada, Mountain Province Philippines
Omar Villanueva
https://www.flickr.com/photos/93287990@N03/8481309910/
Historic Filipinotown Mural
Kenny Chang
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kennyschang/8475670605
Pina-fiber-weaving.jpg
Jeff Werner
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pina-fiber-weaving.jpg

Ananas comosus (Pineapple) – cultivated
Arthur Chapman
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/36421663481
Manila, Philippines, last half of the 1940s
John Tewell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johntewell/4261521752

Photos of Textiles from the Anthropology department of NHMLAC

source

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)

5 Comments

  • Love it I’m half Filipino and Canadian but I normally just wear T-shirts or jeans which is pretty comfortable.😊😊😊😊😊😊🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭lol

  • It would be interesting to see how these traditional Filipino textiles are woven into clothing.

  • Hi! Sorry but your example for barong tagalog is the camisa de chino. The barong tagalog has a collar and cuffs. Check out the book “Fashionable Filipinas” to understand that the Maria Clara is a19th century dress with pagoda sleeves. The terno evolved in the 20th century with “butterfly sleeves” as it’s main feature. Thank you for featuring our culture.

  • I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS VIDEO.
    My Filipino ass has lived in the Philippines all her life but i havent explored the fashion side of our culture. And yknow what a better time to learn when in quarantine. Thank you for making this video!

  • Filipino artist here currently residing in Toronto, and originally from the Luzon province of Nueva Vizcaya! Cool vid and thanks for sharing!

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