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Title

Wrap-around skirt [kain]

20th century


Artist

Kalinga


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 Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


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Skirt

Woven skirt cloth


Place where the work was made

Kalinga Central Cordillera North Luzon Luzon Philippines


Cultural origin

Kalinga


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, shells, beads; brocade


Dimensions

77.5 x 103.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

207.2005


Artist information

Kalinga

Works in the collection

5