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Nov 12, 2009

MEN CAN WEAR PATADYONG

Weaving in Panay, particularly in Iloilo, dates back to the pre-Spanish times. By the half of the 18th century, Iloilo already experienced the advent of large-scale weaving. It was already referred to as "the textile capital of the Philippines" by the 19th century.

The most popular and still existing finished item of Iloilo's weaving industry is the patadyong or wrap-around because of its encompassing bearing and meaning in the life of the people. The patadyong is more than just a garment as a skirt or wrap around for women. It serves as an umbrella to protect one from the heat of the sun and the onslaught of the rain. It also serves as a towel and apron combined. It functions also as a one-piece bathing suit when bathing outdoors and is worn when washing clothes in the river. It can be used as a private nook by which one can change her attire. It also functions as a crib for the baby when hooked to a beam in the wall or the ceiling and can be used as a sling to carry the baby while walking or moving around.

As with many Filipino traditional crafts, textile weaving has become marginal in Panay. At present, it worn only in the rural areas and, at times, in cultural presentations and generally only by mature women yet it has not lost its utilitarian value. With the growing market in Manila and abroad, weaving has made a limited but successful comeback, particularly in Kalibo, Miag-ao, Bugasong, Sibalom, Arevalo, and Oton. Most Panayanon weavers do not seem to fear that it will disappear someday. To them, the patadyong will always be needed and use of it cannot be filled by anything else. With this, I support my fellow Panayanons. I utilized patadyong as boxer shorts since I love wearing boxers. So it's not only useful to women now.

my new patadyong boxer shorts

Afterall, the patadyong is not just a fabric but is part and parcel of the Panayanon history and culture.

Thanks to NewsToday for the information.

12 comments:

nuts said...

and women can wear boxers too..:)
i love boxers..

KRIS JASPER said...

Well Scotsmen wear them things called kilt (?). so patas lang.

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the donG said...

i think i have one too. before. hahaha...

RJ said...

Naalala ko ang Lola ko, mahilig talaga siyang gumamit ng patadyong noon (pati ang mga kapatid niya). Kaya pala... ngayon ko lang talaga nalamang sa Panay pala nag-originate 'yan. Migrants kasi from Iloilo ang mga Lolo at Lola ko, pero ako hindi pa nakarating sa Iloilo.

Dami talagang gamit ang patadyong! U

Allen said...

this is very unique. patadyong boxer shorts. haha.

Lola ko lang yung nagsusuot ng patadyong dati.

Actually, men wear patadyong dati pa. Though di talaga sya literally na patadyong. mukha lang. Yung national costume ng Indonesia. Yung Batik. hehe.

p0kw4ng said...

wow patadyong boxer,hihihi...maaliwalas ba yan pag suot kesa sa brief? hihihi ulit!

PUSANG-gala said...

ahaha--ang cool naman nyan---talagang patadyong na patadyong ang style ng tela ha. lol

naimagine ko tuloy na nagsasayaw ---nakapatadyong yung babae tapos nakaboxer short lang na ganito yung lalaki. pwede. lol

sheng said...

Aylavet, ang ganda! Mukhang maganda naman pala ang patadyong boxers.

Rej said...

mahirap magweave. mano-mano. kaya ok yan. suportahan ang sariling atin. :)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Patadyong is part of our Pinoy heritage. It's similar to how Indians,Sri Lankans and Bangladeshi men wear traditional woven fabric to wrap around their waists. Cool, isn't it?

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Marianne said...

Hi, I am a fashion designer and would love to use this fabric. Where can I buy this fabric? Can you suggest a cooperative that I can contact? thank-you