Woman's headdress

This elaborate headdress is wrapped in velvet and is embelished with gold sheet repoussé decoration. It is a distinctive part of the traditional clothing worn by women in Lampung.Located on the southern tip of the island of Sumatra, Lampung was a wealthy region as it had gold deposits and was a major exporter of pepper. Like other areas, it also had the tradition of making and using high quality ceremonial objects with ancient motifs.

Artist Name
Lampung People
Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Lampung, southern Sumatra
Accession No.
2008-06068
Material
gold, velvet
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Garments and Accessories