Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Royal Headgear Stamp

The Royal Headdress or "Tengkolok" is part of the ceremonial attire of the Malay Rulers. For centuries, Malay Rulers had been wearing headdress made of woven silk fabric that is shaped into different styles for a few hundred years as part of their regalia since the days of the Malay sultanate. This headdress is also called "Destar" and the style of folding is called solek, The colours of the headdress varies from one state to another. There are various styles of folding, among them Anak Gajah Menyusu, Lang Menyusur Angin, Garam Sebuku (Getam Pekasam), Pucuk Pisang Patah, Ayam Patah Kepak and Dendam Tak Sudah.

Headdress of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong

The royal headdress worn by His Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong during his Majesty's Coronation is made of black fabric with gold embroideries. This Destar is know as the Dendam Tah Sudah and its style originated from Negeri Sembilan. The front of the destar is affixed with a crescent, a fourteen-pointed star made of platinum and in the middle star is the colourful Malaysian emblem.

Technical Details

Date of Issue : 16th September 2008

Stamp Value : 50 sen x 10 Designs

Stamp Size : 32mm x 27mm

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation : 14

Paper : Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process : Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Prof. Dato' Raja Zahabuddin Raja Yaacob

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