Almost square man's headcloth, iket kepala, of cotton textile decorated with hand-drawn double-sided batik in red/brown and dark blue on yellow. The two opposing sides have a rolled hem. The decoration consists of a centre diamond ('tengahan') surrounded by a wide floral border with a gringsing (fish scale) isen (background filling pattern). This is framed by a thin geometric border with blue and yellow details on a brown ground. The diamond has a red inner border of cukiran (flame motifs). These grow lighter in colour toward the edge. The foliate motifs are outlined in brown with red and blue detailling. They are linked across the brown and yellow cellular ground.

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