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 the softest, silkiest 50/50 cotton silk fabric and is embroidered, cut, and sewn by Master Lita and the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines.
We have very limited stock, so do not hesitate!
*Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Price is in USD, which includes standard shipping within Canada and the US. This item ships out of Toronto. Additional shipping rates are available; expedited shipping and insurance coverage have an added fee. You will be able to choose your preferred shipping option at check out. Read our full shipping details here.
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Hand wash or spot wash with cold water and mild soap, do not scrub or wring. Dry flat. Steam and/or iron on medium-low heat.
50% cotton, 50% silk, coconut wood buttons