1970's vintage Filipino barong hand-embroidered top, hand-dyed using Logwood. Logwood is a flowering tree in the legume family, that is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America. It has been used as a dye since the 1500s. Reworked and revived in our San Francisco Studio. One-of-a-kind.
Best fits size S-L, depending on desired fit
Hand-dyed using natural, organic dye matter.
zero waste garment
Material & Care 100% cotton.
We encourage you to spot clean and spray with a mixture of lavender (or any other antimicrobial essential oil) and water while the garment is inside-out for a refresh. Washing less helps to extend the life of your garment. When necessary wash in cold water and hang dry.
A little disclaimer about logwood: it's quite sensitive to color shifting. I recommend keeping anything dyed with logwood away from citrus juice. The citric acid removes the color from the cloth.
*measurements are taken seam to seam while lying flat *doubled for bust, waist, and hips.
Vintage/second-hand items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. Plant dyed items are all dyed by hand and saturation dye patterns tend to not be uniform (which is a characteristic that we LOVE). Please enjoy and appreciate this item with its unique character. Vintage items are FINAL SALE. We want you to be happy with your one-of-a-kind piece, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding fit or condition.