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Tiboli woman - CCP 2001

Traditional Tiboli Outfit

The Use of Gold

DID YOU KNOW…

...that the use of gold for barter was very common in the pre-Hispanic period of Philippine history?
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…that as a universally accepted currency, gold was used in the form of barter rings and tiny engraved coins called
piloncitos?
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…that early Filipinos often finalized transactions involving land through the use of long chains made of gold?
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…that Arab merchants who reached the Philippines through India and other Southeast Asian kingdoms brought the idea of the "yellow money" as a means of exchange?
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…that as part of this "yellow money," cowry shells were so rare that the merchants often had facsimiles of them made from other materials, like the golden cowry shells from Siam? (
Siam was the old name of Thailand).
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…that Chinese immigrants entering Manila brought with them porcelain chips which they used for betting?
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…that these chips could well have been an antecedent of today's plastic casino chips?
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clothing and Accessories

  • accessory - palamuti
  • belt - sinturon
  • blazer - manipis na jacket
  • blouse - blusa
  • boots - bota
  • bow tie - kurbatang laso
  • bracelet - purselas
  • brassier - bra
  • brooch - brotse
  • button - butones
  • buttonhole - uhales
  • camel hair - camel hair
  • cashmere - cashmere
  • chalk - tisa
  • coat - amerikana
  • collar - kuwelyo
  • cotton - bulak
  • crown - korona
  • cuff link  - himelo
  • to cut - putulin
  • to design - magdibuho
  • designer - taga-dibuho
  • diaper - lampin
  • dress - bestido
  • earring - hikaw
  • fabric - tela
  • factory - pabrika
  • fashion - moda
  • fashionable - sunod sa moda