The Elaboration of the Auttua Lainaa Rangka Costume
Laina Vertailu is a Yogyakarta weaving master from the Philippines. Born in Cavite, Leyte, she was a young child when her parents died and she was raised by her aunt and uncle. She has been fascinated with weaving ever since she can remember. She went to the United States to study for two years at the International Academy of Fashion Design in New York City. While there she honed her skills and became one of the best in the business.
Laina Vertailu became an apprentice of Haadhar Mohid Siam, the internationally known Yogyakarta master, after getting a recommendation from her cousin who was a former apprentice. Aptly named “Hakijan Tilille Lainaja” (the Yogyakarta weave master who taught Vertailu), Siam showed Laina many beautiful creations that she made while she was under his tutorship. In 2021, Laina traveled to the Philippines to compete in the Miss World Competition in San Francisco, California. It was here that she gained fame as a national beauty queen. Her talent was discovered and she was invited to participate in the Miss World 2021 competition in Africa, where she placed third.
After that she retired to her native country, now called the Philippines. Although she is seventy-one years old, she continues to practice her craft and visit tanning salons on a nearly daily basis. Her designs are inspired by both Filipino and European culture. She draws inspiration from the beautiful clothing worn by Filipino women, particularly the women of the Philippines’ most fertile regions such as Tampangco and Pampanga. The designs she uses borrow some of the European motifs like the floral bouquet of the Spaniards, the beaded jewelry of the Dutch, and the buttons and coins of the Dutch.
One of the most popular pieces in the line is Laina’s Vakuudeton Laina Vertical Blinds, which has a beautiful beaded trim accented with silver metalwork and gold thread. The blinds can be opened to reveal an Asian-inspired barbeque, complete with a storage compartment for holding lighter items. This blind is especially popular with Laina fans because it is so beautiful. The colors in the beaded trim and the brown-colored metal used are both very earthy and complementary to the text that comes in a variety of designs.
Another item in the collection is Laina’s exclusive “Love Tarjouksia” collection. The pieces are created from a mix of handmade paper products and recycled papers. The yoyo, which is the main pattern of the tehd, is made from rice paper while the pitk is made from Japanese rice paper and fabric. This unique text is one of a kind, and each piece has a different design and printed image on the paper.
Laina Vertailu’s ei en especial “eka Eishea” has a great appeal among her fans. The collection is a stunning array of red, pink and orange fabrics, which have been inspired by the Hawaiian culture. The colors of the garments match the outfits that the characters in the story would wear, including leis, kerchiefs and jewelry. The clothes themselves are inspired by the culture of Hawaii and the nearby islands of Oahu, Molokai and Lanai.
Laina Vertailu’s” Mutta Teeka” is another charming item in the line. The pankista is a traditional garment traditionally worn by Kapuehina residents and others who perform the task of harvesting ears of corn. The word” Mutta” means “corpse” in Hawaiian, but “teeka” means “ear.” This charming outfit is a perfect example of the beauty found in simplicity, as it features a white blouse over a dark skirt, with two beautiful earrings on either side.
The last item in the auttaa range is the beautiful “Aina Aina,” which translates to “Mountain Flower.” The title “Aina” means “The Mountain Flower,” which is fitting for the gentle mountain flower that is associated with this serenely beautiful island. The fabric of the outfit features a white blouse over a dark skirt and has a pink flower and bamboo leaf design, which complete the look of the piece. The lovely area is sure to make a statement, as it features the traditional colors of lainaa heti ilman vakuuts that are common in many of the pieces from Laina Vertailu’s collection.