Men's Upper Garment, Ompak 11617

Bagobo people, Mindanao, Philippines

Abaca fiber, cotton, shell disk beads

19th Century

51 x 20 in/129.5 x 51 cm

Made from exceptionally fine abaca fiber, Musa textilis, dyed black with Diospyros and decorated with mother of pearl shell discs, this piece compares exactly with a piece collected in the 1880s, now in the Rijksmuseum voor Voelkendunde.