patadyong (Skirt)

About this object

History of use

A patadyong is a tubular garment worn by either sex, as a skirt rolled over at the waist; or worn as a full length woman's dress, worn over pants and a blouse and secured at the shoulder, or with the excess material draped over the left arm.

Physical description

Purple skirt with embroidered yellow pattern. The weft of the skirt is light purple while the warp is dark purple. The borders of the skirt are embroidered with thin, yellow lines. The pattern on the skirt is embroidered in yellow thread and takes the shape of modified zigzags with stepped triangular shapes at the peaks of each angle of the zigzag.