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Monday, 23 March 2015

Traditional skull wrapped in Pure Gold

skull cap from Bone / Songkok Recca ‘ made ​​of palm leaf midrib fibers by hit it ( in Bugis : recca – Recca ) palm leaf midrib until the only remaining fiber . This fiber is usually white , but after two or three hours later the color changed to brown. To change to black then the fibers soaked in mud for several days . So , fiber is black because it is not accidentally given to a black dye .
The fibers are smooth and there are no rough , so as to make a skull cap Recca ‘ smooth fine fiber that is then taken and vice versa coarse fiber which produces a rather rough results also depends on the order . To weave the fiber into skull cap using a reference called ” Assareng ” made of jackfruit wood and then shaped in a way that resembles a skull cap .

Reference by assareng that is used for stringing fiber to be a skull cap . Assareng size depends on the size of the skull cap to be made . There is a circular motif at the top is a symbol for Duke of Bugis . There are several versions but still the study found that the first version , there is a thin line of yarn that consists of 4 lines so it is a sign that it is a symbol of Mangkau ‘ ( descendants of the King ) . Other versions , just look at the line that circles over regardless of how thin the line is a “Mangkau'” symbol.
Since when did the advent of Recca Songkok ‘ ( Songkok To Bone ) ? Recca skull cap ‘ ( skull cap to Bone ) according to history , emerging days of the war between the Bone by Tana Toraja in 1683 . Bone forces at that time using Recca skull cap ‘ as a mark to distinguish the forces Tana Toraja . In the reign of Andi Mappanyukki ( king Bone to – 31 ) .
Recca skull cap made with gold fringe ( pamiring pulaweng ) showing strata users . But gradually until now anyone the right to use , even some districts in Sulawesi produce it so that it can be said , that the skull cap Recca commonly also referred to as Songkok To Bone , is the result of creativity, taste , and the Bone people initiative that got good appreciation from the public Sulawesi and Indonesia in general .

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