The malong is a large, wrap-around skirt traditionally used by the Maranao and Maguindanao. It can be worn by men and women as formal wear and as a dress. The malong is traditionally woven by women using a backstrap loom.
Maranao and the Maguindanao’s malongs are made from silk (ceremonial occasions), or cotton (everyday wear). The malongs for everyday wear are usually a design of simple plaids and stripes. For special occasions, a more extravagant silk-made malong is worn. It can be in the color of red, purple, and yellow. Today, malongs with dark shades of red and magenta are preferred by men while women prefer yellow. Malong can be used as capes, cowl, bag, head gear, or curtain.
Ang Malong ay isang malaking uri ng pang-ibabang kasuotan na ginagamit ng mga etnolinggwistikong pangkat na Maranao at Maguindanao.
Source: Ayala Foundation Inc. (2016). The Art of Malong. Google Arts and Culture. Retrieved from https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/the-art-of-the-malong-ayala-museum/owKCDBBzFibtIg?hl=en
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, and Sophia Luces
Text by Angelene Payte
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