Lufid | @museomuntinlupa

Lufid is a traditional attire worn by females from Mountain Province. It is a native garment with a rectangular shape kept in place by a thick woven bark-fiber belt called wakes or bakget.

The lufid is made up of horizontal stripes with various forms and colors. Many of them contain white strips in the middle that stand out from the other strips. The garment’s main colors are white, red, black, and green.

Women wear several types of the lufid based on each occasion. Kinarchago is what they wear to work in the fields. At important gatherings, they wear inorma, a longer and more intricate skirt. A dark-colored kayin skirt is designed exclusively for the deceased. The name of each type is based on the design’s most prominent characteristic.

Ang Lufid ay tradisyunal na kasuotan na hugis parihabang palda na isinusuot sa may baywang. Kalimitan itong ginagamit ng mga kababaihan ng Mountain Province.

Source: Nguslab, C. (2007). “Symbolic Meaning of Figures in the Bontoc Tapis”. Benguet Undergraduate Thesis. Benguet State University La Trinidad. Retrieved from index/assoc/HASH9d77.dir/doc.pdf

Ramos, D. (March 10, 2021). 5 skirt-like garments that shine a light on pre-colonial Filipino women. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from

This project is in line with the observance of 2021 Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors (YFPCA), by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021.

Sa pamamagitan ng Museo ng Muntinlupa at UP College of Home Economics Costume Museum, ang glosaryong ito ay magtatampok ng iba’t ibang kasuotang Pilipino, magmula sa aksesorya ng ulo hanggang sa saplot sa paa.

Art by Andrei Mendiola
Graphics by Xena Cabahug
Research by China Ho, Dan Racca, Sophia Luces and Angelene Payte
Text by Angelene Payte

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