1953 August 6 - 1953 September 8
Philippine Costumes" featured six Philippine costumes, representing different eras and influences in Philippine life. The handmade costumes included a three-piece outfit worn by Mohammedan women, a house dress that originated in the Islands hundreds of years ago, a man's shirt introduced by the Spaniards, the Maria Clara, a colorful blouse and skirt named after the heroine of a 19th century novel, a post-World War II party dress, and a modern wedding dress. The costumes, some of which were lent by the Women's Club of he Philippines, were on view in the Seventy-Seventh Street Foyer of the American Museum of Natural History from August 6 through September 8, 1953.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: National Federation of Women's Clubs of the Philippines.
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