Examples of Balintawak (Description)

Here are some examples of the balintawak from the 1930s. These are hand-tinted postcard photos from the album of Josefina T. Gonzales -- a second generation designer from the famed House of R.T. Paras. They show the various components of the ensemble plus the various ways by which an alampay is worn. Please note that an alampay traditionally matched the tapis.