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Rayadillo – A Matter of Dignity

A white cotton fabric with thin blue stripes from the Spanish verb rayar meaning to draw lines was the material for uniforms of the Philippine Revolutionary Army in 1898. Enlisted soldiers were given rayadillo pants and coats, the long sleeved top coat had a pointed collar, breast pockets and brass buttons. This was worn with a salakot,

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Flora de Filipinas- A friar’s contribution to Philippine Botany

“It was never my intention to frame a treatise on plants that would be worthy of publication. Mere curiosity impelled me to write what I considered interesting”  Father Francisco  Manuel Maria Blanco   An expansive compilation of Philippine Botany, Flora de Filipinas, is the first locally published book of its kind. Its first edition was printed in 1837.  The  Spanish Augustinian friar

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The Kimono : Beauty, Spirit and Value

The Kimono : Beauty, Spirit and Value A layered T-shaped garment that fits every sort of body shape, the kimono is easy to wear and infinitely adaptable, however its origins and its evolution which spans centuries and eras, is a little more complex. Kimono in English means ” wearing thing” . In the Edo period (1603-1868)

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Murillo Velarde Map- The Motherland

In 1734, a Jesuit priest Pedro de Murillo Velarde drew a magnificent map of the Philippines. It was engraved and printed by Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, a Tagalog who was the official printer of the Jesuit press in the Philippines then. The detailed map of the Philippine Archipelago combined enormous coastal and topographical detail

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Watch N’ Reflect

The course of the extension of enhanced community quarantine, we can all still discover virtuous reasons to hope for an end to this global pandemic. So, let’s not only extend the lockdown but also the celebration of Easter, a time of reflections and reassurance. Why don’t we use this season of movie or series marathon

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Art Deco and the Spirit of an Age

A design style popular in the 1920’s, it originated in France. It comes from the words Arts Decoratifs.Its bold futuristic vision as an architectural style and its streamlined forms symbolised the spirit of the Jazz Age, the automobiles, industrialisation and the aftermath ofWorld War I.It was a dazzling reaction to the austerity imposed by the war.Characterized by geometric and

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