Oban is used by the Ifugao women to carry their children. It is a rectangular cloth that swings over a woman’s back and acts as blanket slings. As an acceptance for their paternal obligations, fathers are required to give mothers an oban blanket.
Adult Ifugao should also be carried in a spiritual blanket-sling by a certain class of ancestral deities who are summoned before embarking on a dangerous journey.
Ang Oban ay isang tela na ginagamit ng mga kababaihan ng Ifugao pampasan ng mga sanggol. Itinuturing din ito na mahalagang bahagi ng kanilang kultura.
Source: Milgram, L. (1992). “Narratives Of Action And Identity In Cloth: The Textiles Of Highland Luzon, The Philippines”. Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1577&context=tsaconf
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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