The Barong, also known as the Barong Tagalog, is a traditional, formal men's shirt from the Philippines. VINTA Barongs are a modern take on a beautiful tradition. The VINTA Men's Classic Barong features a full open, button down style with a new modern silhouette, cut closer to the body.
This piece features AlagadNgSining’s Filipino Tropico I embroidery design.
F i l i p i n o T r o p i c o
The Philippines is both a hotspot and a mega-diversity area, making it a priority for conservation. The country’s forests are habitat for more than 6,000 plant species and numerous bird and animal species, including the critically endangered Paphiopedilum fowliei orchid and the Visayan tarictic hornbill.
Exceptionally lush and full of life, Filipino Tropico is a series of designs featuring the meticulous detail and lifelike accuracy of Philippine flora and fauna.
Filipino Tropico I includes the Visayan Hornbill, Anahaw, Red Ginger, Red Torch:
Visayan Hornbill (Penelopides panini)
The Visayan hornbill is a highly endangered species of hornbill found in rainforests on the islands of Panay, Negros, Masbate, and Guimaras, and formerly Ticao, in the Philippines. The total is estimated at 1,800 individuals. There has been a heavy decline in population due to hunting and loss of habitat caused by deforestation.
Anahaw (Saribus rotundifolius)
Saribus rotundifolius, the round-leaf fountain palm, is a palm found in Southeast Asia. It is also called footstool palm and as anahaw or luyong. The foliage of the Saribus rotundifolius is the official national leaf of the Philippines.
Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata)
The red ginger is an evergreen, herbaceous, perennial plant producing a clump of leafy stems. Also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top.The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. Widely grown as an ornamental in the tropics, the flower is often used in the cut flower industry.
Red Torch (Etlingera elatior)
Also known Philippine wax flower, is a fast-growing species of herbaceous perennial plant that has been actively introduced as an ornamental throughout the tropics; it is also widely cultivated in tropical countries and used as spice for food flavouring.
Each Men's Classic Barong is made of silk organza (100% silk) with coconut wood buttons. Each barong is handcrafted by Master Lita and the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines. Hand-manipulated machine embroidery is now also done in our atelier.
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Care Instructions: Dry clean only. Ask your cleaner to NOT press hard creases into the silk. Iron in low-medium heat.