Clout

Igorot: Man's fancy clout (Madallen)

Filipino (Ifugao, Igorot)
19th century


Object Place: Luzon, Republic of the Philippines

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

41.797

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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