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Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 10: Late 18th Century Men’s Fashion Changes

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 10: Late 18th Century Men’s Fashion Changes

Reposted from our social media. We describe the changes to the Barong Tagalog and style of middle to upper class men at this period in history - late 18th century / early 19th century - in the Spanish colonial Philippines

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 9: the Principalia

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 9: the Principalia

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the principalia class of the Spanish colonial Philippines, how they dressed and how they wore the barong.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 8: the 18th Century Ilustrado Class

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 8: the 18th Century Ilustrado Class

Reposted from our social media. We describe the Ilustrado class of the Spanish colonial Philippines and the barongs and other clothes and accessories they wore in the 18th century

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 7: the Barong Mahaba

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 7: the Barong Mahaba

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the history of the barong mahaba, or long barong, in the Philippines and its probable origins

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 6: the Guayabera

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 6: the Guayabera

Reposted from our social media. We explore the Guayabera and its probable inspiration - native Filipinos and the Barong Tagalog during the Manila Acapulco Trade

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 5: the Manila-Acapulco Trade

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 5: the Manila-Acapulco Trade

Reposted from our social media. Spain's Manila-Acapulco Trade or Manila Galleon Trade kicked up Filipinos' connection and access to the world through our participation in international trade. This would expose the world to our native textile goods and the Barong Tagalog

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 4: Chinese Influence on Trade, Culture and the Philippine Textile Industry

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 4: Chinese Influence on Trade, Culture and the Philippine Textile Industry

Reposted from our social media. We trace the history of relations between the people of China and the Philippines and how it affected Filipino culture, clothing, and the textile industry, which will affect the Barong Tagalog.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 3: Piña and the Start of the Textile Industry

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 3: Piña and the Start of the Textile Industry

Reposted from our social media. We go through the history of pineapples, piña fabric, and the start and growth of the Philippine textile industry, which will all contribute to the development of the Barong Tagalog

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 2: the Influence of Islam

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 2: the Influence of Islam

Repost from our social media. We briefly introduce Islam's long history in the Philippines and its influence on Philippine and Tagalog religion, politics, culture and clothing. Muslim clothing and culture is a major contributor and inspiration for the Barong Tagalog.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 1: the Boxer Codex

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Spanish Colonial Philippines Part 1: the Boxer Codex

Reposted from our social media. We discuss the Boxer Codex - the earliest known images depicting what people looked like in the Philippines in the 16th century.

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Precolonial Philippines Part 3: Early Upper Class Baro and the Intercultural Connection

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Precolonial Philippines Part 3: Early Upper Class Baro and the Intercultural Connection

Reposted from our social media. We describe and illustrate the Barong worn by precolonial upper class Tagalog men. We also share insights about the connection of the Tagalogs to the rest of the peoples of the precolonial Philippines

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Precolonial Philippines Part 2: Earliest Known Baro

Journey of the Barong Tagalog, Precolonial Philippines Part 2: Earliest Known Baro

Reposted from our social media. We describe in detail what the earliest known barongs worn by the Tagalog people looked like.