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Igorots in their bahag (Picture from [1])

Bahag refers to the loin cloth or G-string worn by male members of various ethnic groups in Northern Luzon, Philippines, particularly in the Mountain Province. It is a long cloth hand-loomed by the women of the tribe in designs distinct with each tribe. It is wrapped around the torso and then passed between the thighs, with hanging parts in front and back. Aside from the Igorots of the Mountain Province, the Mangyans of Mindoro also wear a similar attire.


  • An independent filmmaker, KHAVN, produced an indie film called "Bahag Kings" in 2006.

Bahag Kings Trailer and Credits


  • Scott, William Henry (1994). Barangay: Sixteenth Century Philippine Culture and Society. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.



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