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Collection

An image of Skirt cloth by

Kalinga, Luzon, Philippines

Title
Skirt cloth
Other titles:
[Textile]
Place of origin
KalingaLuzonPhilippines
Cultural origin
Kalinga
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton with floating weft decoration, shell ornaments, and beads
Dimensions

73.5 x 101.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
206.2005
Location
Not on display
Further information

Kalinga clothing is brightly coloured. Men wear jackets, blankets, and loincloths, while women don jackets, skirts, and belts. This type of skirt cloth is a 'gilamat', and it is characterised by horizontal stripes bordered by decorated vertical panels along the sides. Some are embroidered and embellished with beads and shells. While the gilamat originated in one part of the central mountain area on the Philippine island of Luzon, it is now generally used among the Kalinga people across the highland region.

Asian Department, AGNSW, December 2011