The Barong Tagalog, though a garment of pride and honour of Filipinos, also carries with it a history of trauma and discrimination. In the past, it was believed that Spanish colonizers were in favour of the indios’ (Indigenous) traditional transparent barongs to distinguish them from the ruling class and ensure that they were not concealing a weapon. The Sandata (literally means sword) design series turns that history of the Barong Tagalog on its head, and it serves as an ongoing documentation of Philippine weaponry as a cultural heritage. Read more about each of the swords and daggers that our surface designer/artist, Alagadngsining featured in this short set here.
SOLD AS A SET. Each Bowling Barong Short Set is made of luxurious cotton linen fabric, and is embroidered, cut, and sewn by the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines.
We have very limited stock, so do not hesitate!