The Barong Tagalog
12 May 2014 | From Film of Thailand
FACEBOOK SWAP | POSTCARD SENT FROM THAILAND
Film sent me this cute shaped-card of a Filipino boy wearing a barong.
The Barong Tagalog is an embroidered formal shirt that is very lightweight and worn untucked over an undershirt. The word "Tagalog" refers to the ethnic group's traditional homeland in central and southern Luzon. Barongs are made from a variety of indigenous fabrics such as Piña (pineapple), banana, and abacá fabric.
Many believe that the Barong Tagalog and Baro't Saya are the National Costumes of our country. When in fact it is not yet declared by law as a National Symbol. Due to our diverse culture, there are different costumes in every region. Naming just one as a National Costume might mean disregarding the others.
I've just noticed that the pole of the Philippine flag in the postcard is wrong. It should be on the other side of the flag like this: