Woman's shirt

Filipino (possibly Bagobo)
19th century


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

41.794

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain-weave, embroidered

On View

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

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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