The Barong Tagalog is the national costume of men in the Philippines. Did you know it is the female national costume counterpart, referred to as the Baro’t Saya? You see, the Barong Tagalog is often worn over a thin, collarless shirt and combined with slacks.
Males often wear it during formal celebrations, gatherings, and events, such as weddings or graduations. However, how can you clean this too delicate clothing? Don’t worry because this post got you covered.
When it comes to cleaning your Barong Tagalog, it would be best to hand-wash it to prevent damaging its classy but subtle material and design.
Step-by-step Process of Cleaning a Barong Tagalog
Step 1. Fill a basin with mild soap and water to create a cleaning solution. You can utilize a gentle laundry detergent in this matter. Remember that the parts needed for washing a Barong depends on the type of soap you used. You can add one-part mild soap to five-part of water as a benchmark.
Step 2. Dip your Barong Tagalog into the cleaning solution you created earlier. Dip it there until it’s underwater.
Step 3. Slowly brush your Barong Tagalog by using a soft toothbrush to get rid of any stains and dirt. One thing to keep in mind: make sure you do not brush excessively or too hard. Doing so will prevent potential damage to the delicate and refined material and embroidery of the garment.
You may also utilize your fingernails and hands to help in the cleaning process. Make sure you do not squeeze or wring any portion of the Barong Tagalog when cleaning.
Step 4. Remove the Barong from the sink. Remove the cleaning solution. Then fill your basin with a new and clean water.
Step 5. Dip the Barong Tagalog in your basin. You may utilize running water here, especially if you are washing it in the basin. Just make sure you have the ideal flow of water coming from the faucet.
What if the water is too powerful? It might ruin the parts of the cloth, notably if it features a very delicate embroidery or design. It is often safe to use faucets that can be turned anywhere from medium to medium-high.
Step 6. Take away the Barong Tagalog from the basin and allow it to stand on top of it for a few seconds to let the water drip from it. Lay your Barong down on a clean and dry tower. Let the extra water get absorbed by it. Ensure you do not wring or twist it to prevent damage or wrinkling to its delicate fabric.
Step 7. Hang your Barong Tagalog on a strong hanger. Then, let it dry overnight.
There you have it, folks! These are the essential and necessary steps you need to take to clean your Barong Tagalog. Are you ready to wash it at your home? Follow all of the steps above to make sure you don’t put any damage to this classic garment.