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 by the previous generations. Paynetas are more than just combs; they are also an indicator of one’s social status. The wealthier the wearer, the more bejeweled the comb.
Ang Payneta ay isang palamuting suklay na karaniwang gawa sa kala at pilak. Isinusuot sa ilalim ng mantilla o belo ng mga mayayamang India at Mestiza sa panahon ng kastila.
Source: Gonzales, G., Higgins, M. (2015). “Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine Nationa Dress in Photographs 1860-1960”. Slim’s Legacy Project Inc. Suyen Corporation Inc.
Salvador, F., Encanto, G. (1992). “Patterns for the Filipino Dress From the Traje de Mestiza to the Terno (1890s-1960s)”. Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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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