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National Costume: Baro't Saya (For Women)  
   

National Costume: Baro't Saya (For Women)

i enjoyed donning this baro't saya -- literally means "blouse and skirt". The collarless blouse made of translucent fabric has an outer blouse, typically embroidered, with wide sleeves.
Dressing Up in the Philippines, Circa 18th Century

October 11th 2011
The Filipino men dress up in Barong Tagalog especially for formal occasions. The translucent fabric used is either Jusi which is our local silk equivalent or pina cloth from handloomed pineapple leaf fibers. It has a front opening with some embroidery, and was originally colourless. Of late, modern barong tagalogs come in different hues. As worn, the barong tagalog is never tucked into one's ... read more
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Philippine Flag The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
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