Images from Sheer Realities: Clothing and Power in Nineteenth Century Philippines
Introductory text by Marian Pastor Roces
Published by Bookmark Inc., 2000
Packet of 30 unbound leaves, each 8 x 9 in., featuring black-and-white and color illustrations of objects from exhibition.
Sheer Realities consists of approximately 90 items including clothing, accessories, paintings, lithographs, drawings, and photographs that help elucidate the complex interaction between external and indigenous cultural influences in the Philippines over the past century. Guest curator Marian Pastor Roces, a recognized independent scholar of Philippine textiles and costumes, uses nineteenth-century clothing to explore notions of identity, modernity, and nationalism.