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Woman's skirt (dagmai)

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Woman's skirt (dagmai) of red, black and natural ecru plain-weave cloth (warp: abaca and cotton; weft: abaca) hand stitched together to form a tube. The main design elements consist of a wide, central band in black and natural of alternating geometric, stylized crocodile (binuwaya), and...

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Provenance

Lent by Miss Anna D. Slocum, September 11, 1913; Gift from Miss Anna D. Slocum to the MFA, November 13, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Slocum and Mr. William H. Slocum in the name of their sister Miss Anna D. Slocum

Filipino (Mandaya or Bagobo), Late 19th century to early 20th century

Object Place

Mindanao, Southeastern, Republic of the Philippines

Dimensions

Overall: 78.7 x 142.2 cm (31 x 56 in.)

Accession Number

41.799

Medium or Technique

Leaf fiber (abaca), cotton, natural dyes; warp-face plain-weave, warp yarn resist- dyed (binud-bud, ikat)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes