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Cloth

Object Number:2016-20-25
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Visayan Islands
Manufacture Location: Antique (Oceania)
Panay
Date Made: Before 1904
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Abaca
Cotton
Technique:Woven
Length: 191 cm
Width: 69.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Description

Length of cloth woven from abaca (banana fiebr) and white cotton. Yellow and white plaid. Plain weave. Tags attached read: (1) “D-55 Sinamay Cloth 14847 / Locality: Laua-an, Antique, Panay, P.I.” / Exhibitor: Municipal Committee.” An exhibition tag. (2) “N.Y.M.” 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.

Bibliography:

[Book] Guatlo, Rene E. 2013. A Journey Through Philippine Handwoven Textiles.. Makati City. Habi, the Philippine Textile Council. General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 24-27View Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 126View 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: 377-342View Objects related to this General Reference

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