Behold your #Binibini13 Samantha Bernardo of Palawan in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Patrick Isorena:
The Goddess of Pearls
(Notes from the designer)
The costume is purely inspired by the national jewels of Palawan, the Palawan Pearls. We refer to the costume as “The Goddess of Pearls”
Just to give you a trivia, pearl diving has been a significant economic activity in Palawan. In 1934, they produced the world’s largest pearl which was measured by 9.4 inches.
The crown/headdress symbolises grandeur and power which was made up of hundreds of faux pearls.
The backdress which is inspired from Taklobo or Giant Pearl was hand-made from yantok and embelished with white pearls and gemstones. These represent the treasures of the sea.
Samatha’s bodysuit were covered by fabric foam, stones and pearls to symbolize the purity, generosity, and loyalty of its wearer. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
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