Unisex Art Deco Short Sleeved Barong in hand-dyed wisteria with a water colour effect, boasts an epic batok* embroidery pattern, meaning the design is not only in the front chest area and extended up towards the shoulders, but is also across the upper back (in a v-shape), and the upper sleeves.
The first of AlagadNgSining’s Filipino Deco series, this one featuring the Philippines’ most fragrant ornamental flowers, set on a back drop of a slim cut and fully open button-down modern classic short-sleeved barong.
F i l i p i n o D e c o
A fragrant garden has a wonderful ability to trigger memory—so often the flower fragrances that most appeals to us are the ones that we loved as children. This romantically designed Filipino Art Deco setting features sweetly scented flowers native in the Philippines, ornamental, tender and hardy.
Below, the Sanggumay flowers, a pendulous Dendrobium orchid species that are found in a wide range of habitats in the Philippines. The word Sanggumay was derived from Tagalog root words: "Sangsang" which means overpowering smell, and "Umay" meaning tire-some, surfeit, satiety.
One of the most aromatic staple flowers, the Ylang-ylang (Canaga odorata), appears prominently in the middle of the embroidery, a tropical tree that produces yellow flowers with a heavy, sweet, slightly fruity floral scent.
On top, surrounded by flowers of Dama de Noche (Cestrum nocturnum), a widely cultivated ornamental plant in the Philippines for its sweet-scented, white flowers, which bloom at night. It is supposedly the strongest smelling flower in the world as its aroma can be smelled 500 yards away.
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This barong is made of jusi (silk / polyester blend), hand-dyed in-house, and hand manipulated machine embroidered on the front, sleeves, and the back, in-house. Each barong is handcrafted by Lita and the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines.
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Care Instructions: Dry cleaning recommended. Or hand wash with very mild colour-less soap, do not scrub or wring. Dry flat. Steaming will cause crinkles, follow with iron on medium-low heat.