Aceh Traditional Accessories
Aceh is one of Indonesia provinces, that located in the northern tip of Sumatra island. This tribe has its particular wardrobe and accessories that particularly be worn on occasional time. Those are:
Keureusang (Kerosang / Kerongsang / Brooch)
Keureusang is jewelry that has the dimension of 10 cm and 7.5 cm wide. This chest jewelry is pinned in female clothes (a kind of brooch) made of gold encrusted with diamonds. The overall shapes like hearts adorned with diamonds jewel of 102 points. Keureusang is used as pin clothes in the chest. This jewelry is such a luxury and wore by certain people as their daily jewelry.
Dhoe plate is one of woman’s forehead jewelries from Aceh. Usually, it made from gold or from gold plated silver. Shaped like a crown.
Dhoe plate made of silver gilt. Divided into three parts that each other connected by hinges. In the center there is the size of calligraphy with the writings of God and in the middle there are writings of Muhammad, the motive is called Bungong Kalimah, which is encircled by dots patterned carvings and small flowers.
Peuniti strand is made of gold; consists of three decorative motif Pinto of Aceh. Pinto Aceh motif created by carving piligran, a woven with a pattern of fern and flower bud shape. In the center, there is motive boheungkot (small dots, such as fish eggs). Pinto Aceh motif is inspired from the shape of the house of Aceh, which is now known as the motif carvings typical of Aceh. Peuniti is used as an ornament of women, as well as pin clothes.
Simplah is a jewelry chest for women. Made of silver gilt. Consisting of 24 pieces of hexagonal plates and two octagonal plates. Each plate is decorated with carved flower and leaf motif and a red jewel in the middle. Plates are connected by two strands Simplah chains, which have size by 51 cm length and width by 51 inches.
Subang Aceh has a diameter the size of 6 cm. A pair of Subang is made of gold and jewels. The shaped is like a sunflower with a pointy tip-pointed petals. The top of a flower-shaped slab of the Sun called “Sigeudo Subang”. This Subang is also called as subang bungong mata uro.
This is kind of trand rope clock, which is made of gilt silver. Consisting of a series of small rings with a chain shaped with fish-shaped ornament (two pieces) and one key. At the end of the chain there are two hook-shaped figure of eight. This watch strap is a complement to traditional clothes of men that implicated in the clothes.
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