He gave an example of the Malay headgear of songkok
, saying that in India, even non-Muslims wear something similar.
The man speaks Malay, recites the Qur'an and wears clothes in the Cantonese style matched occasionally with a white songkok
, which the narrator assumes is normally worn by Muslims who have returned from the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Scenes of everyday life in Malaya were also characteristic themes of his early work, such as the two pieces acquired by the National Art Gallery in 1958: Batik Dyeing (1958) portrays a group of sarong-clad Malay women busy at work, while Top Spinners (1958) shows a group of children, some wearing the songkok
(traditional Malay headgear), squatting on the ground as they played with wooden tops--a popular local game.
Many Malay women do not wear the head scarf and the men only wear the songkok
for ceremonial occasions, and not all Indians have a dark complexion and wear their ethnic attire every day.
For example, wearing 'Songkok
' (the information about this thing will come later) is a sign of Malay identity and is unbecoming for the Chinese to wear it.
Many Malay women wear the tudong, a traditional head covering, while Malay men wear the songkok
, a traditional cap.
The crown is a yellow songkok
(cap) with a broad band of gold studded with small diamonds and brilliants and having a white plume in front.
Before receiving his Datukship at the Seri Negeri hall in Ayer Keroh, Khan had only one hour to put on his baju Melayu, samping (wrap-around waist cloth) and songkok
(headgear), which was popularized by Tan Sri P.
Development without Freedom, by Songkok
Han Thornton and William H.
Male students are expected to wear the songkok
I knew he meant the Muslims (evident from their robes, songkok
and beards and the fact that they were exiting a mosque after evening prayers), but I asked him who he meant anyway.