Mother-of-pearl slivers or buttons are also among the embellishments used in Philippine textiles.
The Kalinga kain is a wraparound skirt adorned with embroidery, beads, and mother-of-pearl shells. The mother-of-pearl shells are attached to the textile to move and reflect light.
Learn more in UNTHREAD, a virtual exhibit by Museo ng Nayong Pilipino (@nayongpilipino.museo) for National Arts Month (Link in bio)
Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
TAASA Review, Jun 2017, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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