Pambahay – Easy and Bright

Pambahay : Easy and Bright


Pambahay are clothes worn at home by locals so they can go about their daily house chores with ease. Textile, patterns, and colors can brighten the pambahay .

The Albayano’s choice of patterns and colors represents the community’s rich culture: being the home of vibrant festivities such as Ibalon, Daragang Magayon, Cagsawa, Sunflower festival and many indigenous products. The pambahay also reflects their creativity in the way they repurpose a plain t-shirt into a cropped top or cut jeans into shorts to create new clothing without spending too much.

Take cues from this style spread.

Photographs by Onin Lorente, Words by Ranielle Navarro, Locals : Melva M. Obusan and Trisha Mae M. Manrique