Thursday, April 4, 2013

What is Tengkolok or Tanjak?

How cute are these adorable Japanese couple?

What the Japanese man is wearing is called a tengkolok or tanjak. The tanjak or tengkolok, are popularly accepted as the traditional Malay headwears for men in Malaysia, although the Malays traditionally wear headwears and head-gears in various forms. Just as hats, berets, caps, and others are suited to their particular dressings in the western world, the Malay tanjak or tengkolok is worn and complements exquisitely the traditional full Malay costume of Baju Melayu.

 Besides worn during traditional Malay weddings by the groom during the bersanding ceremony, the tanjak or tengkolok are put on during formal and public ceremonies where royalties grace the occasion.

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