Scarf Item Number: 3048/42 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Red textile edged in plaid. The small scarf is vibrant red with strips of bright plaid running along the vertical edges. The plaid pattern consists of thick red, yellow, and green stripes with thinner black and white stripes of colour that are criss-crossed over one another.


Part of a diplomatic staff suit, or costume, designed for the four representatives to wear at the Philippines Pavilion, at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962 (April-October). Arturo Cruz was chosen by Luis Araneta (architect and government appointed director of the pavilion) to design the tailored suits and traditional costumes for the staff. His salon made the suits and balintawak costumes using traditional textiles representing different regions of the Philippines.