Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia.

First Page

19

Last Page

21

Abstract

The barong tagalong, also known as the barong Filipino or simply the barong, is the national men's shirt of the Philippines. It is a long-sleeved, collared shirt, buttoning halfway down the front. Traditionally, the barong is made of white, transparent cloth with embroidery around the buttons. The shirt is usually woven out of pina fiber, which is harvested from the leaves of the pineapple plant.

Comments

This chapter is published as Skerston, S., McKinney, E. Barong Tagalog In M. Strauss and A. Lynch (Eds.), Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia. 2015; 19-21. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Rowan and Littlefield

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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