Author Charles Wirgman wrote an article about how much he enjoyed his stay in the Philippines and the Filipino culture of hospitality in the November 28, 1857 issue of The Illustrated London News. Multiple sketches accompanied the article, including this one below titled “Marriage Procession in Manilla”.
The men in this sketch wear striped and solid Barong Tagalog, pants and either European hats, salakot (helmet-like hat) or putong (head wrap).
The women wear baro’t saya (blouse and skirt) with tapis (cloth worn over skirt), mantones de Manila (silk shawls), and some wear mantillas (veils).
This is an enlarged colorized version of the sketch from Jose Moreno’s 1995 book Philippine Costume.
A colorized print with an excerpt of the article from Gallery of Prints.