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 made from rattan with red bamboo and yellow reeds as decorations.
The form and shapes of suklang varies. The design, materials, and style used in suklang signify the status of the Bontoc man in society. It is created in every pueblo in the Bontoc culture area, but it is not worn beyond the western border, as proven by the fact that it is not worn in Agawa, Mountain Province.
Ang Suklang ay isang kasuotang pang-ulo na yari sa yantok o kawayan at isinusuot ito ng mga kalalakihan na Ifugao. Nagsisilbi rin itong pamantayan ng katayuan sa lipunan base sa materyales na gamit.
Source: Jenks, A. “Bontoc Igorot Clothing: Man’s Clothing”. Retrieved from https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1525/aa.1904.6.5.02a00070
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, and Sophia Luces
Text by Angelene Payte
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