Man’s Headcloth (Ikat Kepala)

This cloth is used by Javanese men to cover their heads. There are many regional variations how to tie the cloth.

Title: Man’s Headcloth (Ikat Kepala)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1990s

Geography: Indonesia, Java

Culture: Javanese

Medium: Cotton

Technique: Plain weave, wax-resist dyed cloth (batik)

Dimensions: 98 x 99 cm (38 5/8 x 39 in)

Classification: Costumes; accessories

Credit Line: Gift of Leonard Pitt, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.6.KT751