Headcloth; Pis Siyabit

Square man's cotton headcloth, pis siyabit, woven in one piece, with a geometric pattern achieved in tapestry technique with commercial yarns of yellow, red, orange, green, blue and cream. The design is of an all over pattern of interlocking shapes which could be interpreted at stars, diamonds or stylised rosettes, framed within a series of borders, also of geometric forms. A four-pointed motif at each corner. The headcloth is hemmed on all four sides, which are trimmed with a strip of cream crochet work. See Fraser-Lu, Sylvia. 1988. Handwoven Textiles of Southeast Asia. OUP page 171. | Tausug

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