The trousers consist of silk damask in dark purple with light blue embroidery and white lace trimming at the bottom openings. Juynboll describes the same kind of trousers (1928: 93, 95), but originating from the Tagalog. One of the mentioned pieces (No. 566/16) is part of a Tagalog costume from between 1780 and 1820. Hence, the trousers from the Viennese collection could indeed be "relatively old," having reached Lamao via trade.
Together wth other pieces, Schadenberg acquired these"Tinguian trousers made of silk with opulent embroidery .. "from the rancheria Lamao: "[ ... ] These old pieces were part of the heirloom and I purchased them with great effort and patience only [ ... ] [They] are rare pieces and one can easily detect in them Chinese influence." (1)
(1)German original: "Tinguianenhose aus Seide mit reichen Stickereien [ ... ]Sind alee Erbstucke und wurden von mir mit sehr groBer Muhe und Geduldeingekauft [ ... ] sind seltene Stucke, es ist an ihnen gut chinesischer Einflub zu erkennen."(Schadenberg, collector file, MVW archives).