Woman's shirt

Filipino (possibly Bagobo)
19th century

Object Place: Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, Upper Agusan River Valley


Height x width: 15 x 45 in. (38.1 x 114.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain-weave, embroidered

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cotton shirt with red deep V-neck bodice and long blue sleeves with red bands at the wrist. There is red, yellow, blue and white embroidery at the shoulders and back neckline and a red, yellow, blue and white pile trim at the neck, wrists and side seams.

Same as 44.795, except that both body and sleeves are made from imported cloth, purchased from traders (tame Bisaya) at about 50 cts. per yard.


Collected by Miss Anna D. Slocum; 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