Woman's skirt (dagmai)

Filipino (Mandaya or Bagobo)
late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place: Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, Southeast


Height x width: 159 x 30 1/2 in. (403.9 x 77.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Abaca, natural dyes; plain-weave, warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Reddish-brown, brown and natural ecru long, rectangular abaca cloth with narrow crosswise fringe on each end. The primary design elements consist of a wide central band with stylized crocodile motifs (binuwaya) and other geomtric forms and two flanking bands with alternating anthropomorhic figures and stylized crocodiles.


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