Payneta

Payneta is an ornamental comb made of turtle shells, horn and silver. These large decorative combs were usually worn under mantilla or a lace headdress during the Spanish era. Paynetas were once worn as an ornament for Filipino women’s perfect buns...

Qipao

Qipao, also known as cheongsam, is a body-hugging Chinese clothing that originated in Manchu. During the 1920s and 1930s, it was known as the Mandarin gown until Chinese socialites and upper-class women in Shanghai modified it. The qipao is a close-fitting,...

Rayadillo

The word “rayadillo” is a Spanish word that means “striped material”. In the mid-nineteenth century, it was a blue and white fabric used to manufacture military uniforms for Spanish colonial soldiers. Veterans of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War wore...

Umpak

The umpak is a clothing used by the ethnolinguistic group Bagobo. It is a closed-front upper garment for men. Shell disks solidly cover the entire front as well as the cuffs. This type of clothing is among Bagobo’s textiles dyed using...

Suklang

Suklang is a type of clothing used by Bontoc Igorot men. It is a basket-weave hat that is worn on the back of the head, kept in place by a cord and is usually hidden by the front hair. It is...