The Barong, also known as Barong Tagalog, is a traditional, formal men's shirt from the Philippines. VINTA Barongs are a modern take on a beautiful tradition. The VINTA Relaxed Classic Barong is made with cotton-silk blend fabric that is soft, drapey, and features the traditional half-open cut, with a new modern silhouette, cut closer to the body. The slim silhouette was achieved by adding an invisible zipper at the side seam to assist with easy pull-over.
This barong has hand-manipulated embroidery featuring AlagadNgSining’s Filipino Tropico IV design.
Each Relaxed Classic Pechera Barong is made of 30% silk / 70% cotton blend fabric (sourced directly and made in South Korea) 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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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 ones.
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 IV includes the Kalaw, Kibatalia puberula, Paphiopedilum ciliolare, Phalaenopsis lindenii, Aerides leeana, Vanda javierae*.
*All species listed above are threatened flora and avifauna that can only be found in the Philippines.
Kibatalia is an endangered species of evergreen plant with white flowers in the family Apocynaceae that can only be found in Samar, Philippines.
Kalaw (Buceros hydrocorax)
This is the most majestic and biggest of all Philippine Hornbills - the Great Rufous Hornbill, locally known as “Kalaw” is endemic to the Philippines, specifically in Luzon and Marinduque. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, this species is considered as vulnerable. Hornbills are the best, cheapest and the most natural way to re-grow our forests: They are "Farmers of the Forests" as hornbills distribute the seeds of the fruits they fed on.
Paphiopedilum ciliolare is an endangered species of flowering plant in the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is known commonly as the short haired paphiopedilum. It is endemic to the Philippines. This is a rare orchid with a total wild population of fewer than 2,500 mature individual plants.
Phalaenopsis lindenii is an endangered species of plant in the family Orchidaceae, named after Belgian botanist Jean Jules Linden. It is endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Aerides leeana is a vulnerable species of plant in the family Orchidaceae that is threatened by habitat loss. It is endemic to the Philippines and its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It occurs on Luzon in severely fragmented habitats (Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Quezon, Rizal) and Samar Islands.
Vanda javierae is one of the most outstanding of all Vanda species. The fact that it is mainly white in colour almost makes it unique. Vanda javierae is an endangered species of flowering plant in the orchid family, Orchidaceae. This species grows in island forest habitat. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it occurs on Luzon and Calayan Island. It is known commonly as Mrs. Javier's vanda.
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Care Instructions: Hand wash (do not scrub or wring) or dry clean. Hang to dry. Steam out wrinkles or iron in medium-low heat (silk setting).