Igorot: Man's fancy clout (Madallen)

Filipino (Ifugao, Igorot)
19th century

Object Place: Luzon, Republic of the Philippines


Height x width: 9 3/8 x 60 in. (23.8 x 152.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave (basket variation), discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, beaded

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long, narrow rectangular dark blue cotton cloth with red and yellow lengthwise stripes, a woven herringbone design and white beads at each end and white beaded fringe.

Madallen is a Kalinga, but the higher types among the wide tribes are getting almost cosmopolitan. This clout was from the Igorots, and the fashion of ornamenting with beads was learned from the southern tribes, very likely through meeting at the Carnival in Manila. A very fine specimen.


Lent by Miss Anna D. Slocum, September 11, 1913. Gift to MFA on November 13, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Slocum and Mr. William H. Slocum in the name of their sister Miss Anna D. Slocum