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Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Addendum Part 4: Marriage Procession in Manila in 1857

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).

Enlarged colorized version of "Marriage Procession in Manilla" from Jose Moreno’s 1995 book Philippine Costume

This is an enlarged colorized version of the sketch from Jose Moreno’s 1995 book Philippine Costume.

A colorized print of "Marriage Procession in Manilla" with an excerpt of the article from Gallery of Prints

A colorized print with an excerpt of the article from Gallery of Prints.

A black and white image of the original sketch "Marriage Procession in Manilla". The men wear solid and striped Barong Tagalog

A black and white image of the original sketch from the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection.