Tortoise-shell and silver salakot
A silver-inlaid salakot fit for a Gobernadorcillo
or a Cabeza de baranggay
A salakót is a traditional wide-brimmed hat from the Philippines. It is often made of either rattan or reeds, and is a traditional headdress besides the iconic conical Asian hat found in neighbouring Southeast and East Asian countries.
Ancient tradition recounts that the first Malay settlers in the archipelago purchased the valleys and plains of Panay Island from the native Aetas in exchange for a golden salakót and a very long pearl necklace called a manangyad, which touched the ground when worn by the wife of the Aeta chieftain.
The custom of embellishing the salakót developed during the Spanish Era. Though normally worn by farmers, wealthy and landed Christian Filipinos and mestizos (especially the members of the nobility called the Principalía) would also wear the salakót. It would be adorned with embossed silver, and sometimes silver coins and pendants were hung from the hat's brim. Many depictions of gobernadorcillos and cabezas de barangay would portray these colonial public functionaries as wearing ornate salakots. It was not uncommon for this class to wear salakót made of more prized materials, such as tortoiseshell and precious metals.
The salakot is a common symbol for Filipino identity, often worn by the National personification Juan dela Cruz.
- ^ Alfredo R. Roces, et al., eds., Ethnic Headgear in Filipino Heritage: the Making of a Nation, Philippines: Lahing Pilipino Publishing, Inc., 1977, Vol. VI, pp. 1106-1107.
peoria civic center; world festival 2009 uhg the background music, at the end, didnt go with the pictures lol, ohwell. (:
Salakot Dance (Philippines Folk Dance)
The salakot is a wide brimmed hat which protects the Filipinos from the heat of the sun and rain. In this dance, the salakot is used to enhance the dance fig...
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Phil. Folk Dance.
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Salakot - Traditional Phillipines Folk Dance
Phillipines folk dance performed by the KPE Dancers in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Grade 2 Salakot Dance
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In 3 days practiced, IEAK (International English Association in Korea) Dancers danced Salakot at SOMI (Solidarity of Migrantsl) Christmas Party. I am sure we...
"SALAKOT Dance" by HGFFA- Sonshine Group.avi
Salakot which means hat is one of the Traditional dance in the Philippines.
Philippine Information Agency
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:56:15 -0700
This kind of hat is similar in form to the “salakot.” Organizers promise a memorable experience for residents and visitors in the weeklong festival with events that are categorized in several themes, namely: Pagatukib, Hinampang, fairs, and public service.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:41:15 -0700
At first, they didn't want to show the collection to Loren but she was able to convince them and there she saw Rizal's collection from the 1880s: a salakot made from carabao horns, a pina barong, an Ycat cloth, a barot' saya and a brass belt. Loren ...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:58:44 -0700
“Amazing, he has a salakot made out of carabao. He has a pinya ba, he has a barong and saya…amazing… and that was 1887,” she exclaimed. She learned from the curator that Rizal gave the collection to his friend, who later became the founder of the ...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:34:30 -0700
The Cultural Center of the Philippines opened in 1969 with Lamberto Avellana's “Golden Salakot: Isang Dularawan.” Back then my only exposure to classical music was limited to DZFE broadcast and free listening at the Thomas Jefferson Library in Sta. Mesa.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:38 -0700
While it is true that most history books portray Diego Silang with his trademark salakot, there's much more to him than that. What most people know is that Diego Silang revolted against the Spanish, and that he was betrayed and assassinated, after ...
China Radio International
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:09:07 -0700
HANDA ang Pamahalaang Panglalawigan ng Albay at Lungsod ng Legazpi sa oras na lumala ang kalagayan ng bulkang Mayon, ang tanyag na mala-salakot na bundok na may taas na 2,462 metro mula sa karagatan. Sa panayam kay Dr. Cedric Daep, ang ...
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