|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Manufacture Location:||Iloilo Province|
|Date Made:||Before 1904|
|Credit Line:||Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016|
|Other Number:||1994.x.13636 - Other Number|
Length of cloth woven from abaca (banana fiber) and cotton. Squares outlined in blue, brown, white cotton thread. Plain weave. Torn in many places, holes. Tags attached read: (1) “SINAMAY CLOTH / Made of abaca and cotton. / Woven by hand. / Used for making clothing. / Philippine Islands.” (2) “Sinamay / abacá + cotton / Santa Barbara, Iloilo / P. 9.” In the Philippines, fabric woven from abaca is known as sinamay. Sinamay was used in the 1800s to make a variety of garments, such as ankle-length skirts called saya and wrap-around skirts called tapis. Displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904.
|[Book] Guatlo, Rene E. 2013. A Journey Through Philippine Handwoven Textiles.. Makati City. Habi, the Philippine Textile Council. General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 24-27||View Objects related to this General Reference|
|[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 126||View Objects related to this General Reference|
|[Article] Eicher, Joanne B., and Dhamija, Jasleen, and Capistrano-Baker, Florina H., and Castro, Sandra B. 2010. "Philippines: Central". Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Oxford. Berg Publishers. Vol. 4. pg. 337–342 General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 377-342||View Objects related to this General Reference|
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