Barbie wearing a traditional “Maria Clara” dress
The official national costume of Filipino men is the barong tagalog.
The upper garment of the boy in the picture is a barong. It is worn over a Chinese collarless shirt called camisa de Chino. The boy is also wearing the traditional wide-brimmed hat salakot, which is usually made of rattan or reeds.
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Origin: from the Spanish peineta, meaning ‘ornamental comb’
A payneta is an ornamental comb that Filipinas in the old days wore in their hair, sometimes with a veil.
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wooden shoes, clogs
Saan ba makakabili ng bakya?
Where can one buy wooden slippers?
There is a popular Tagalog folk song titled Bakya Mo, Neneng. You can listen to it with lyrics here.
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Multiple meanings for this obscure Tagalog word.
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Also stylistically spelled as salacot.
The boy in the picture is wearing the traditional Filipino wide-brimmed hat salakot, which is usually made of rattan or reeds.
There are a few variations on the salakot, usually involving materials or a slight difference in the slope towards the brim or towards the top center.
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sayá: tuwa, galak, ligaya, lugod, pagtatamasa
joy, happiness, fun
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from the Spanish camisa
kamesa dentro, camisa dentro,
A camisa de Chino (also spelled kamisa de tsino) is a collarless Chinese shirt worn under the barong Tagalog, the national costume of the Philippines for men. Spelling variations: camisachino, kamisa tsino, kamesatsino
See the entry on barong.
Sinamay fabric was used to make traditional Filipina blouses in the 19th and 20th centuries.
fine abaca threads
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