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Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.10: Un Indio Aguacil del Pueblo de Tondo by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.10: Un Indio Aguacil del Pueblo de Tondo by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We describe the life of the principalia class, and in particular, we discuss the duties of town bailiffs in 19th century Philippines. We also look at and discuss the bailiff in the Damián Domingo painting Un Indio Aguacil del Pueblo de Tondo (1833), his Barong Tagalog, his other clothing and accessories and the reasons for each piece.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.9: Un Mestizo Estudiante de Manila by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.9: Un Mestizo Estudiante de Manila by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We discuss what university students were like in 19th century Philippines, and we look at and discuss the Damián Domingo painting Un Mestizo Estudiante de Manila (1833) and how its subject is dressed in his Barong Tagalog and other fine clothing and accessories.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.8: Un Indio de Manila Bestido by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.8: Un Indio de Manila Bestido by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We cover Damián Domingo's painting Un Indio de Manila Bestido (1833) and the subject's clothing, including his Barong Tagalog. We also discuss the international and multi-cultural make-up of 19th century Manila, its importance in the world and the advancements made as a city to give context to this painting.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.7: Un Indio Banquero de Manila by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.7: Un Indio Banquero de Manila by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We examine and analyze the Damián Domingo painting titled Un Indio Banquero de Manila (1833), including formulating context for the scene depicted and discussing the Barong Tagalog and other clothing and accessories of the people in this piece.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.6: Un Indio Natural de la Provincia de Pangasinan by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.6: Un Indio Natural de la Provincia de Pangasinan by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We look at and discuss the subject of Damián Domingo's painting Un Indio Natural de la Provincia de Pangasinan (1833). We analyze the subject's clothing choices, including his barong, pants, escalvina and salakot.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.5: Un Indio Pampango con su Quaquo by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.5: Un Indio Pampango con su Quaquo by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We look at and discuss the Damián Domingo painting Un Indio Pampango con su Quaquo (1833), the subject and his clothing and accessories, including his barong.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.4: Un Indio Labrador by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.4: Un Indio Labrador by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We discuss agriculture in the Philippines before and after the arrival of Spanish forces, the roles of men and women in food production, Damián Domingo's painting Un Indio Labrador (1833), the male farmer subject and his barong, other clothes and accessories.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.3: Un Ministro del Alcalde de Manila by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.3: Un Ministro del Alcalde de Manila by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We discuss international trade in Manila, smuggled goods, the Customs House guards and Damián Domingo's painting Un Ministro del Alcalde de Manila (1833). We also talk about the subject of the painting, his standing in society in 19th century Philippines and how he dresses, including how he wears his Barong Tagalog.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.2: Un Indio Capitano, Gobernadorcillo del Pueblo by Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.2: Un Indio Capitano, Gobernadorcillo del Pueblo by Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the societal classes of the Philippines when Spain arrived, how the Spanish goverment worked with the Philippine ruling classes, and how these ruling classes evolved into the principalia class. We also look at and talk about Damian Domingo's painting Un Indio Capitano, Gobernadorcillo del Pueblo (1833) and its subjects and their clothing, including the military garb and the Barong Tagalog with short jacket worn in principalia style.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.1: Damián Domingo

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 18.1: Damián Domingo

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the life, work and acheivements of Damián Domingo, the father of Philippine painting. We also discuss the cover of his Baboom collection of tipos del pais paintings and the pantless man featured on the cover wearing a barong and surrounded by his fancy clothing.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 17.2: 19th Century Russian Artist Illustrations of Life in the Philippines

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 17.2: 19th Century Russian Artist Illustrations of Life in the Philippines

Reposted from our social media. We discuss Russian artist Aleksandr Filippovich Postels and his illustration Rue à Manila, Capitale de L’île Luçon (Iles Philippines) (1835). We also talk about some of the subjects of this piece and what they are wearing, like their barongs, camisa de chino, baro't saya, etc.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 17.1: 19th Century Russian Artist Illustrations of Life in the Philippines

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 17.1: 19th Century Russian Artist Illustrations of Life in the Philippines

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the life of German-Russian artist Ludovik Choris, his illustration Vue de la Ville de Manille (Iles Philippines), and the subjects of this piece: five men in barongs rowing in a bangka at sea.