Thursday, May 30, 2024

Instructions on How to Wear a Bahag (Wanes)

An illustration on how to wear a loincloth (bahag, wanes). This is an illustration from a book published in 1929 titled Dress and Adornment in the Mountain Province of Luzon, Philippine Islands.

The book was written by Morice Vanoverbergh, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who worked in the Philippines for decades starting in the 1900s.

After being assigned at a mission in Bauko, Mountain Province in 1909, Vanoverbergh studied, researched, and recorded Igorot culture, traditions, and languages. He wrote several books containing his studies.

This infographic/poster was part of a textile exhibition at the Museo Kordilyera last year.