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Blouse

Object Number:2003-31-64
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Visayan Islands
Date Made: Late 19th-Century
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pineapple Fiber
Cotton
Technique:Woven
Embroidered
Length: 36 cm
Width: 115.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.14163 - Other Number

Description

A Philippine camisa or baro (blouse) woven from piña (pineapple fiber). Images of rolling vines with leaves and flowers embroidered with cotton on sleeve edges. Blouses like this one were worn by elite Filipina women in a popular dress from the 1800s called the traje de mestiza (mestiza dress). Tag attached reads: “D-55 / WAIST / 40745 / Worn by “Mestizas,” and the better class of native girls / Locality: Burnane, Leyte P.I. / Exhibitor: Women’s Committee.” Displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, St. Louis 1904.

Bibliography:

[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 96, fig. 55View Objects related to this Type Citation

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