"Photograph of a Filipina standing outside holding a clay pot. She wears a white sleeveless top and a floral print skirt. In the distance behind her on the right hand side of the photo is a nipa hut." Date: September, 1925 Source: Maryknoll Mission =Gabriela=
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The traditional dress of Pilippines like Barong Tagalog & Baro at Saya are real symbolic and allegorical in the cultrual heritage of Philippines. Not only in the day to day and formal usage, these traditional outfits are also worn by the folk perfmormers in their diverse cultural appearances.
PRETTY FILIPINA in a PHILIPPINE PHOTO STUDIO
I bought this 1920s image because she looked just like a sweet and friendly Filipina bar girl I once knew in Okinawa, Japan. As a photo historian, archivist, and curator of my own Flickr exhibitions, such factors are of paramount importance when deciding what images to acquire.... ;-) On a more serious and interesting note, please see Elmer's educational comments at # 6 below, as well as his notes in the photo itself ! Thanks, Elmer.