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Sarawak Ethnic Headgears

“Edward De Bono has 6 but we have 28 ”

Sarawak is rich in its cultural diversity. Of of the many highlights of Sarawak's unique culture are the beautiful traditional headgears. The headgears have become one of the attraction for tourists.

IBAN HEADGEAR

KETAPU TUNJANG / SILONG

Ketapu in Iban means hat. A hand woven rattan/sliced bamboo headgear with several pointed tops, decorated with long hornbill feathers.

SUGU TINGGI

A traditional headgear that is worn by Iban maidens in most ceremonial occasions. It is a silver headgear that gives Iban maidens the unique poise and glitter while performing the Ngajat.

TANGGUI/TANGGI

A sunhat made of palm leaves.

BIDAYUH HEADGEAR

RAUNG/ RAUNG TUKUO

The Tukuo consists of a piece of red cloth over a tall cylindrical hat intricately woven with bamboo strips.

SIGUBAK OR TUKUO TUMIH

A conical cap worked in red, white, black and yellow beads.

BURANG SUMBA

This headgear is made of a red cloth with a narrow border of golden lace. Some men however, prefer to wear the blue headgear ending in three broad bands of red, blue and white.

ORANG ULU HEADGEAR

HONG INU

A sunhat usually decorated with traditional motifs and colourful beads.

LAVUNG TEPO/DOK

Male headgear decorated with beads, animal hair and hornbill feathers.

LAVUNG SE’DOH

Female headgear decorated with beads and animal hair.

PETA BA’O RAWIR

A beaded cap made of colourful beads.

MELANAU HEADGEAR

TERENDAK

The conical-shaped hat are made from weaved sago palm strips and wild sang leaves with binding rattan strips. Intricate designs give the Terendak a beauty that never goes out of style.

SENGKULON

This headgear is made of a piece of printed cloth wrapped and tied neatly on the head is usually worn by Melanau male during special occasions such as weddings and festivities.

MALAY HEADGEAR

SONGKOK

The songkok is widely worn in Malaysia, mostly among Muslim males. It has the shape of a truncated cone, almost always made of black or embroidered felt, cotton or velvet. It is ordinarily worn with the traditional outfit for men. It is also worn by male in formal situations such as wedding feasts, funerals or festive occasions.

KERINGKAM

Tudung keringkam is a traditional scarf worn by Sarawak Malay ladies during special occasions like weddings and festivities. It is normally sewn with gold or silver thread.

These headgears can be worn traditionally or practically for daily and outdoor activities, such as playing golf, fishing and others. These headgears also can be used as complementary accessories while attending any functions.

For those who are interested to have their own Sarawak Ethnic Headgears, our Handicraft Shop offers a wide variety of headgears for sale. Contact En. Samad Harun or Pn. Selina at +60 082 846 108 for enquiry.