You have never seen a Barong like this one, it’s a head-turner for sure. Dress it up, or dress it down, it's chic and versatile Filipiñana its best.
Made from jusi (silk-poly blend), these barongs are meticulously hand-manipulated machine embroidered in-house, with a stunning new Tayabak (Jade Vine) motif illustrated by our in-house artist @alagaatsining.
The only place in the world that the Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) grows natively is in the tropical rainforests of the Philippines, where it is called Tayabak. As a result of deforestation on the islands, the Tayabak is considered an endangered species, making this flower very rare and special.
Also known as the emerald creeper, this impressive vine flower ranges in colour from aquamarine to luminous jade to electric blue with indigo. The flower hangs in trusses consisting of as many as 75 flowers that looks like a luminous jade claw-shaped blooms or folded up butterflies on the vine and its impressive colour is absolutely breathtaking. It is pollinated by a special kind of bat that hangs upside down to reach the nectar.
Each Shirt Coat Barong is handcrafted by the VINTA Gallery Team in our atelier in the Philippines.