About this artwork
The headcloth, worn only by men, is usually square and sometimes has an undecorated area in the center surrounded by evenly distributed pattern. The cloth is tied to form a turban. The principal design element is the royal symbol, the Garuda wing, arranged radially in pairs around the voided central diamond. It would have been worn with a long cloth bearing the same pattern.
Currently Off View
- Headcloth (Iket Kepala)
- Cotton, plain weave; hand-drawn wax resist dyed (batik tulis)
- 105.5 x 106.4 cm (41 1/2 x 41 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Guy H. Mitchell