Terno

Description:

Traditional Philippine terno ensemble of gold silk and mesh made from rengue, a stiff pineapple fiber material.

A) Skirt (Saya) of stiffened gold silk with black lined embroidered circles and wavy black ribbon embellishment. Full-length, with long rectangular train in back.

B) Top (camisa) of mesh pineapple fiber. Cropped-length, with wide, full, elbow-length sleeves gathered at armholes. Sleeves with circular embellishments.

C) Chemise of pale orange rayon with cutwork and machine embroidery hem and neckline. Sleeveless, full-length.

D) Scarf/fichu (alampay) or shawl (Panuelo) of mesh pineapple fiber with circular embellishments.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): Philippines
Creation Date: [1950..2005]  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 34
Past 30 days: 15
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1950..2005]
Coverage:
Place
Philippines
Date
[1950..2005]  
Description:

Traditional Philippine terno ensemble of gold silk and mesh made from rengue, a stiff pineapple fiber material.

A) Skirt (Saya) of stiffened gold silk with black lined embroidered circles and wavy black ribbon embellishment. Full-length, with long rectangular train in back.

B) Top (camisa) of mesh pineapple fiber. Cropped-length, with wide, full, elbow-length sleeves gathered at armholes. Sleeves with circular embellishments.

C) Chemise of pale orange rayon with cutwork and machine embroidery hem and neckline. Sleeveless, full-length.

D) Scarf/fichu (alampay) or shawl (Panuelo) of mesh pineapple fiber with circular embellishments.

Note:

This example of a terno is of yellow-gold rayon, and silk mesh made from rengue, a stiff material made from pineapple fiber. Terno comes from the Spanish word baro’t saya meaning “match” and blends several different continental influences. The terno incorporates traditional Filipino embroidery motifs and the use of delicate fabrics. The terno reflects the formality of the Spanish silhouette of the late 19th century.

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Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2011.021.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc277017
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
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