Tausug silk tapestry headcloth . Woven by Tausug women, among the most accomplished in all of the Philippines, these square cloths were worn by men, tied in different manners according to status or profession.Like the use of silk thread, the adoption of tapestry weaving has been attributed to the influence of the Chinese textile trade. The Tausug patterns are rigidly geometric but are brought to life by the play of the bright colors and their resemblance to the Indian mandalas gives them a spiritual dimension.
Circa: Late 19th -early 20th century
Origin: Mindanao, Western Philippines
Condition: very good
Dimensions: 34" x 34"
Inventory number: TX4332