Headdress and tail for Hanuman costume for Wayang Wong. Headdress made of a basketry frame covered in white cotton fabric and surrounded by gold painted carved leather pieces which form a crown at the front, rise at both sides to meet above the head, and which run along the edge of two curved elements, the larger rising from the back of the headdress, sa smaller one curving back from the front of the mask. To this is attached one end of a long tube made of the same white cotton fabric filled with stuffing, which is also fixed to the back curved element at the nape where it is surrounded by a gold leather piece with a small 'wing' and then hangs loose, with a second gold leather 'wing' half way down its length.

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