Bahag (garment)

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Bahag is a loincloth that was commonly used throughout the Philippines before the arrival of European colonizers, and which is used by some indigenous tribes of the Philippines today - most notably the Cordillerans in Northern Luzon.

It is basically a hand-loomed piece of long cloth that is wrapped around a man's middle. The design of the weave is often unique to the tribe of the person wearing the Bahag, much like the Celtic Tartans were.

Modern bahags have since found their way to the lowlands as table runners, serviettes, and other decor and fashion accoutrements.

The Moro Muslim, Lumad, and Igorot peoples resisted Spanish rule unlike the Filipinos who submitted to the Americans and Spanish such as the Tagalog. The mixed Moro and Igorot Joseph Allen Ruanto-Ramirez wrote on how these Filipinos suffer from "Bahag syndrome" trying to compensate for their colonized mentality and culture by adopting Igorot clothing and faux Igorot tattoos.[1][2] Eric John Ramos David authored the book Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology (with Commentaries) on this topic.[3][4] E. J. R. David authored the book Filipino-American Postcolonial Psychology: Oppression, Colonial Mentality, and Decolonization.[5] The King Philip II colonial derived name "Philippines" is held in scorn by Moro Muslims and instead Maharlika is favored as a better native origin name.[6]

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  1. ^ Ruanto-Ramirez, Joseph Allen (2013-12-04). Locating Their Penis: Pilipino American College Male Performativity, Sexuality, and the ‘Bahag Syndrome’ (CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS THESIS SIGNATURE PAGE THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE). Ruanto-Ramirez, Joseph Allen (November 26, 2013). Locating Their Penis: Pilipino American College Male Performativity, Sexuality, and the ‘Bahag Syndrome’ (CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS THESIS SIGNATURE PAGE THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE). https://prezi.com/yzbiwii8yxbo/locating-their-penis-pilipino-american-college-male-perfor/ https://prezi.com/okq_kxw7swyc/copy-of-locating-their-penis-pilipino-american-college-male-perfor/ https://docs.askiven.com/8-bahag.html https://oatd.org/oatd/search?q=subject%3A%28Pilipino%29&pagesize=30 http://hdl.handle.net/10211.8/546 http://csusm-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.8/546
  2. ^ Joseph Allen Ruanto-Ramirez (2013). Locating Their Penis: Pilipino American College Male Performativity, Sexuality, and Th 'Bahag Syndrome'. California State University San Marcos. 
  3. ^ Eric John Ramos David (2013). Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology (with Commentaries). Information Age Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-62396-208-1. 
  4. ^ Eric John Ramos David (2013). Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology (with Commentaries). Information Age Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-62396-207-4. 
  5. ^ E. J. R. David, Ph.d. (January 2011). Filipino-American Postcolonial Psychology: Oppression, Colonial Mentality, and Decolonization. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4567-3633-0. 
  6. ^ Rodis, Rodel (September 2, 2008). "Maharlika". AsianWeek. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Rodis, Rodel (13:26:00 09/02/2008). "'Maharlika' Reconsidered". INQUIRER.net. Archived from the original on 2012-09-23.  Check date values in: |date= (help)benign0 (July 7, 2011). "Should Mindanao secede from what could be turning into a failed state?". Get Real Philippines!.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Change-the-name-Philippines-to-Maharlika/385995341192

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