From: Philippine Islands | Visayan Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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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

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.

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

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