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Shirt - Artifacts

A man skirt from the Philippines worn as an outer garment hanging over the tops of trousers. If is called Barong Tagalog. The shirt is made of fine pina cloth. In the front is a placket with 4 pearl buttons, on both sides and at the bottom of the placket is a band of cotton embroidery and open work about 3" wide at the sides and 3 1/2" at the bottom. It has a pointed collar around which are four groupings of floral patterned embroidery, on the sleeves and on the face of the shirt area number of embridered floral patterns. The sirt has french duffs with two pairs of embroidered floral patterns on each cuff. The shirt was purchased at Tesors, a well known store on Escolta Street, Manila. Condition: Some yellowing with age, cuffs and left armpit soiled.
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