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Barong Tagalong
Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia.
  • Sabrina Skerston
  • Ellen C. McKinney, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

The barong tagalong, also known as the barong Filipino or simply the barong, is the national men's shirt of the Philippines. It is a long-sleeved, collared shirt, buttoning halfway down the front. Traditionally, the barong is made of white, transparent cloth with embroidery around the buttons. The shirt is usually woven out of pina fiber, which is harvested from the leaves of the pineapple plant.

Comments

This chapter is published as Skerston, S., McKinney, E. Barong Tagalog In M. Strauss and A. Lynch (Eds.), Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia. 2015; 19-21. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Rowan and Littlefield
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Sabrina Skerston and Ellen C. McKinney. "Barong Tagalong" Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia. (2015) p. 19 - 21
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/ellen_mckinney/233/