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3 Sisters...gorgeous

the beauty of Asia....beautiful traditional ladies's attire during the Spanish colonial times in the Philippines...

Filipino children playing native shell game, Manila 1900s photographs of the Philippine Islands, UMSCL

Where softly sighs of love the light guitar - a Visayan-Filipino serenade, Philippines, c1905

Flickriver: J. Tewell's photos tagged with philippines

JAPANESE FASHION in THE PHILIPPINES -- Filipina Having Fun in Kimono (9) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. The girls of the Philippines were no different than girls anywhere. Here's a "baker's dozen" of some old 1920s shots of sweet Filipina who went off to the photo studios of Manila and Baguio to have fun with their friends "dressing up" in Japanese Kimono.

Old Philippines

Baro’t Saya - dress worn by women during and after the spanish colonization I didn’t know we had a bunch of pre-ww2 pictures and this lady got my attention. She’s so beautiful and that dress is gorgeous.

baro't saya-- traditional dress worn by the Filipino women

Manila Metropolitan Theater, 1930s, Manila, Philippines

Moro women, Jolo, Sulu, Philippine Islands

Femme Tagale de Manille, Musée du Quai Branly collection

Yakan ladies of Basilan in the Philippines. early 20th century.

3 Moro men. Each wears a Kris, which was part of everyday wear. Late 19th century to early 20th century.

Moro Kris Men on the Island of Jolo, Philippines. Late 19th century to early 20th century. Check that toe out.

Igorot of the 20th century.

Rizal Day Parade on the Luneta, Manila, Philippines, early 20th Century before 1909

Sharpening teeth is a very painful form of change that the tribes of South Asian women have endured it for many years. It is considered the ultimate form of beauty in those parts. Women Bagobo of Mindanao, the easternmost island of the Philippines, must have spent many hours grinding of teeth rudimantare using various tools such as stone and wood."

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Body modification in Mindanao

Filipino tribal tattoos

Filipino tribal tattoos

"Miss Zamora, the native Filipino teacher instructing an Igorrote pupil in reading." (1904 World's Fair, Philippine Reservation). Missouri History Museum

"A Young Filipina" Early 1940s

Filipino guerrilla 1945

Iles Philippines

A Negrito Man Hunting Wild Boar --- A Mighty Warrior of the Philippines by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. That arrow is practically a spear.

A Tausug man recovering a spear and mugging for the camera. c1900