Filipino (Bila'an or Bagobo)
Object Place: Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, Upper Agusan River Valley
Height x width: 16 5/8 x 48 1/4 in. (42.2 x 122.6 cm)
Medium or Technique
Leaf fiber (abaca), cotton; plain-weave, embroidered
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Reddish-brown abaca bodice and dark blue sleeves with red, yellow and white geometric designs embroidered at the shoulder, sleeves, wrists, back neck and along the side seams.
Manobo name, kabot; Mandaya name, dagum. The body is made of abaka (Manila hemp) fiber, dyed red with sikalig root. The sleeves are of imported cloth. The embroidery is of imported cotton of the favorite colors, and is done by the women.
Lent by Miss Anna D. Slocum, September 11, 1913. Gift to MFA on November 13, 1941
Gift of Miss Laura Slocum and Mr. William H. Slocum in the name of their sister Miss Anna D. Slocum