Faridah, Sahari and Nashila, Japeri (2021) THE DESIGN ELEMENTS OF THE JATTI MIRIEK’S HEADDRESSES IN MIRI, SARAWAK. Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils (NVEO), 8 (4). pp. 10324-10331. ISSN 2148-9637

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Jatti Miriek is a minority ethnic group from Miri, Sarawak. This article intends to discuss the principle of design elements of Jatti Miriek’s headdresses. Their traditional clothing is to match with distinctive headdresses and other accessories. The headdresses worn by the male and female of the Jatti Miriek are called tekulok and sikong, respectively. The design and method of wearing these headdresses are unique, and this heritage needs to be inherited and preserved. Nevertheless, specific research on Jatti Miriek headdresses had never been conducted and sources for reference are minimal. Therefore, this research aims to document the uniqueness of the tekulok and sikong; unravel the historic and aesthetic values of the Jatti Miriek headdresses. This study used a qualitative method such as field study, interview, and observation conducted in Miri, Sarawak. Data analysis is based on six elements: the design, form, fabric materials, colours, motifs, and accessories of the headdresses. The finding revealed that the distinctive design features of the headdresses are meant for different purposes and symbols. In conclusion, the Jatti Miriek wears their costume that manifests their identity and heritage. It is hoped that the finding from this study will make other people appreciate more about the Jatti Miriek ethnic group. Keywords: Jatti Miriek, material culture, headdresses, traditional clothes, heritage

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: JattiMiriek, material culture, headdresses, traditional clothes, heritage
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Sahari
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 07:26
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 01:32

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