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.
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
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
Reposted from our social media. We describe in detail what the earliest known barongs worn by the Tagalog people looked like.
Reposted from our social media. In order to track the origins of the Barong Tagalog, we track the origins of clothing in the Philippines prior to Spanish colonization. We go over how clothes were made and from what materials.
Reposted from our social media. We pick up on the previous post, and discuss two things the Barong Tagalog is not. Barongs were not given to Filipinos by the Spanish, and Filipinos were not forced to wear them. Barongs are also not shirts and shouldn't be treated or worn like them.
Resposted from our social media. We go over the history of the Barong Tagalog. We start to define what a Barong Tagalog is. We break down the etymology, and we go over how it became the national garment of the Philippines and the difference between formal and informal barongs.