Malong – Landap

From the Floy Quintos Collection

The landap is the most distinctive of all the malongs. It is used for ceremonies. Traditionally, magenta and yellow colors are used by the sultans (*).

This particular malong has a horizontal frieze pattern that cuts across two vertical bands each decorated with frieze patterns.

The symmetry group of a given frieze pattern is mm.

Axes of distinct vertical reflections and horizontal reflection; and distinct centers of 180o rotation are as shown in the figure below.

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*Rubenstein, D.Fabric Treasures of the Philippines. Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam. (1989)