Lola sa Tuhod
by Kiko Matsing
My maternal great-grandmother (the tall one on the right) had a regal bearing in her baro’t saya.
The gauzy blouse (baro) is made of either banana or pineapple fiber, and had exaggerated, bell-shaped sleeves, while the skirt (saya) looks like it’s made from printed silk.
Grandmother is the child sitting on the left side.