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Trousers
Place of Origin: Philippines, Mindanao, Davao Province
Date: 1875-1900
Materials: Abaca, shell
Dimensions: H. 18 in x W. 27 in, H. 45.7 cm x W. 68.6 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Black family in memory of Rev. and Mrs. Robert F. Black
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 2011.62
On Display: Yes
Location: Tateuchi Thematic Gallery
Culture: B'laan people

Description

Label: These short pants are typical of men’s trousers in the southern Philippines, which were often made of abaca, a fiber from a banana plant. The red and black pinstripe of the fabric is a specialty of the Blaan, who were also known for their fine embroidery. The pants are ornamented with hand-cut shell sequins, evidence of trade with lowland coastal communities.

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Exhibition History: "Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories", Asian Art Museum, 7/14/2017 - 3/11/2018
Label: These short pants are typical of men’s trousers in the southern Philippines, which were often made of abaca, a fiber from a banana plant. The red and black pinstripe of the fabric is a specialty of the Blaan, who were also known for their fine embroidery. The pants are ornamented with hand-cut shell sequins, evidence of trade with lowland coastal communities.
Exhibition History: "Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories", Asian Art Museum, 7/14/2017 - 3/11/2018