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Title

Skirt cloth

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Other Title

[Textile]


Place where the work was made

Kalinga Luzon Philippines


Cultural origin

Kalinga


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

206.2005