Animal Crossing video game features beauty of Filipino indigenous textile

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Philippine indigenous textile-inspired garments are now on Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Photo from Ayala Museum.

Heads up Animal Crossing fans! Filipino indigenous textiles are now on Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.

Ayala Museum announced on April 8, 2020, the release of a series of designs from their textile design collection intended for the Animal Crossing game.

The first design is the tie-dyed shirt and trouser set called Tinangkulo only worn by the elite warriors, the Magani.

The next design is taken from an Inalaman, a special skirt worn by Yakan women over their pants. Yakan skirts are known to take a long time to make.

Next is the Tabular garment called Inaul where it can be used by men and women. Players can also make plaid malong using the basic tile custom design in the game.

Up next is the shirt and skirt combo that is worn by Bugkalot women called Anseng decorated with embroidered floral designs and hanging shell beads.

Players can customize the set using the short-sleeve dress template!

The Ayala Museum designs are now downloadable on the video game outfit codes. Ayala Museum also urged players to create other Filipino garment-inspired patterns.

“We would love to see your characters rocking these local designs!!” Ayala Museum said in the comments.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the latest installation in the Animal Crossing series developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch that can be played from a home console or portable system.

Filipino indigenous textiles Animal Crossing
One of the Filipino-inspired garments released by Ayala Museum for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Photo from Ayala Museum.

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