Vestidos de Bautizo or Trajes de Bautismo
One of the many traditions of the Catholic religion is baptizing children at an early age. Traditional baptismal gowns called vestidos de bautizo or trajes de bautismo are long, white, gender-neutral garments worn by Catholic children. During the Spanish colonial period, it was commonly worn by infants from upper-class families.
Vestidos de bautizo are generally in white color, symbolizing the infant’s purity and his/her conversion to Christianity. It is usually made from luxurious fabrics such as piña and sinamay, with a cotton inner garment.
Ang Vestidos de Bautizo ay kasuotang ginagamit ng mga sanggol tuwing binyag. Puti ang kulay nito bilang simbolo ng pagiging dalisay ng mga sanggol. Pinalamutian naman ito ng mga burda at engkahe.
Source: Coo, S. (2014). “Clothing and the Colonial Culture of Appearances In Nineteenth Century Spanish Philippines (1820-1896)”. Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. Retrieved from https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01126974/document
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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