Naguas | @museomuntinlupa

Naguas, also known as enaguas in Spanish, is an undergarment worn beneath a skirt or saya. During the Spanish colonial era, upper-class women usually wore this clothing.

Enaguas are placed beneath the skirt to make it appear fuller while making the waist look smaller. These undergarments were mainly made of silk or cotton fabrics. Enaguas from the Philippines has embroidered petticoats and crocheted embellishments. It is an important element in the wardrobe of a wealthy woman in the Philippines.

Ang Naguas ay panloob na kasuotan na isinusuot sa ilalim ng mga palda o saya. Gawa ito sa sutla o koton.

Source: Coo, S. (2014). Clothing and the colonial culture of appearances in nineteenth-century Spanish Philippines (1820-1896). Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. Retrieved from

Sison, S. (Sep. 14, 2019). Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Filipiniana Attire. Preview Ph. Retrieved from

This project is in line with the observance of the 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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