Rayadillo Tunic "Guerrera"

Philippines Pattern of 1891

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The Spanish regulation Guerrera worn by troops stationed in the Philippines can be distinguished from those in Cuba and Puerto Rico by the standing collar and concealed button fly front. The edges are not bound as seen on tunics worn in Puerto Rico.  As with all issue rayadillo tunics examined there is a single hook and eye at the bottom of the collar opening.  The shoulder straps have an hand worked grommet in place of a button hole.  Bone buttons close the garment and button all the way to the bottom of the skirt.  Flapped breast pockets are inset.  This example, from the collection of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley, was one of many souvenirs brought home by Pvt. William G. Compton, Co. C, 13th. Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

 

 

 




Artifact courtesy Minnesota Military Museum

 

   


 

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