Rayadillo | @museomuntinlupa

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 rayadillo uniforms the most in the Philippines. These outfits were designed by the artist Juan Luna. He also developed the uniform collar insignia that distinguished the services: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Sappers, and Medics.

Nowadays, the Armed Forces of the Philippines wear rayadillo-inspired ceremonial uniforms on national events.

Ang Rayadillo ay isang uri ng uniporme pang-militar na yari sa tela. Sa kasalukuyan, ginagamit ang puti’t asul na Rayadillo bilang ceremonial uniform.

Source: Desarollo. (2016). “Filipino Uniforms 1896-1902. Katipunan and Republican Army”. 1898 Miniaturas.Retrieved from https://www.1898miniaturas.com/en/article/filipino-uniforms-1896-1902/

Falanghe Filipina. (May 2, 2008). “Uniformology II”. Recuerdos de Militaires de Filipinas. Internet Archives. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20080502095850/http://falangefilipinas.4t.com/photo5.html

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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