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Royal Wardrobes

Royal Wardrobes of Serdang Sultanate

Serdang Sultanate territories are inhabited by indigenous people of some ethnic groups, containing Malay ethnic who occupied the territory in coastal areas of Malacca Straits, Karo ethnic who occupied the territory of Senembah Tanjong Muda, and Eastern Batak ethnic who occupied the territory of Serdang Hulu. This ethnic diversity clearly influences the Serdang Sultanate culture. One of such influences is reflected trough the fashion of nobles or civilian.  Some of typical clothing fashion of Serdang Sultanate are:

1.Clothing of Nobility (Prince/Family of Sultan)

The nobles of Serdang Sultanate wear clothes with fabric lined embroidered gold thread. The clothing comes with asarong (sarong folded in two-attached or fitted at the waist with the head cloth on the back), tengkulok (head tie), one kris, sash (the cloth marker crossed the shoulder signs the greatness of the department or position), and bengkong (the belt to cover the fold). The clothing is worn during the customary rite of “Menjunjung Duli” before the Sultan at the certain holy days.

2.Clothing of Nobility (Tengku Princess/Family of Sultan)

The nobles of Tengku wear clothes with fabric lined embroidered gold thread. The clothing is equipped with a scarf worn on the head or shoulder. The clothing is worn during the customary rite of “Menjunjung Duli” before the Sultan at the certain holy days.

3.Noble Men's Clothing of Karo, Senembah (Sibayak)

The nobles of Karo ethnic especially for men wear embroidered black clothes and headband (Bulang-bulang), sheaf, and gold scarf (Uis belabulu), which folded into triangle shape and put on the shoulder which called Kadang-kadang. This clothing also comes with Kris of Karo called . Tumbuk Lada

4.Noble Women's Clothing of Karo, Senembah (Puang Inang)

The nobles of Karo ethnic especially for women wear one pair of clothes and one gold-thread scarf (Uis). This outfit comes with shawl (Uis Nipes), tied on the chest, waist, or placed on the shoulder. In addition, the clothing comes with headband of gold-thread fabric (Uis) called Tudung Teger .

5.Noble Men's Clothing of Eastern Batak, Serdang Hulu (Tuan Perbapaan)

The nobles of Eastern Batak especially for men wear one pair of black clothes with gold-thread scarf called Ulos, and headband made of batik called Gotong Potik, and one weapon tucked at the waist called Suhul Gading.

6.Noble Women's Clothing of Eastern Batak, Serdang Hulu (Puang Bolon)

The nobles of Eastern Batak especially for women wear one pair of clothes with gold-thread scarf called Ulos, and attached at the waist (inside the clothes) or put on the chest called Ragi Pane. This clothing comes with scarf (Suri-Suri) and placed on the right shoulder or tied around the waist. In addition, to cover the head is headband made of ulos called Bulang Teget.

7.Daily Clothing of Nobility

For Men:

Wear typical Malay clothing, namely Teluk Blanga comes with songket and fez.

For Women:

Wear typical Malay clothing, namely Kebaya (long woman’s blouse) comes with fabric adhesive and scarf on the shoulder.

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