Setting: Spanish, American Wars, Mindanao-Sulu 1851-1913
Object: costume > sarong
* International Museum of Folk Art
Mindanao Island, Philippines
abaca fiber ...
Abaca, also called Manila hemp, comes from the stalk of a type of banana plant. The patterns on both the sarong and the weaving on the loom were made by dyeing the warp yarn before weaving, a process known as ikat."