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THE BANTON BURIAL

CLOTH
The Banton Burial Cloth
Also known as "ikat", the piece
of burial cloth is said to be the
oldest existing cloth in the
country and possibly the
oldest warp ikat textile in
Southeast Asia.
The Banton Burial Cloth
• A piece
of
blanket
used by
Filipinos
in the
13th to
14h
centuries
to wrap
a corpse.
The Banton Burial Cloth
• It was found
inside
Guyangan
Cave in
Banton,
Romblon along
with other
artifacts such
as Ming period
blue and white
ceramics.
The Banton Burial Cloth
• The burial cloth
was found in a
wooden coffin
that also
contained
blue and white
ceramics.
The Banton
Burial Cloth
• The shroud
was woven
from red,
black and
white abaca
threads.