Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Udheng, Balinese male headbands

Udheng, Balinese male headbands
Udheng (= udeng/destar) is a Balinese headband to be worn by men. Udheng there are many motifs and colors, can be customized based on preferences of the wearer. But, the people of Bali have rules in wearing a udheng, adjusted for events and activities.

Udheng to pray to the temple usually white, with little decoration and motifs. Undheng white is the symbol of pure thoughts and clean. Because when we are into the temple to pray, and pray to God, the mind must always be clean, positive thinking, do not think bad things. That is why udheng to go to the temple always white. Although there are no regulations requiring the wearing of white udheng while praying to the temple.

Udheng, Balinese male headbands
Udheng to attend social events, attending meetings of an organization, and other official activities, usually using udheng batik and natural color. Motif is a national motive for Indonesian citizens.

While dancing, the dancer also wore udheng. Udheng is equipment that must be worn in Bali by Balinese people who still use the customs and culture of the Balinese people. Udheng also a work of art, which always follow the trend and development of the era, but still retain shape. Because the shape of the udheng has religious connotations.

Udheng tip pointing upwards means that all the human mind must be based on the teachings of God. Should not think something bad, and they do good by a clean mind. Udheng have wings with different widths on either side. Wing on the right side is higher than the wing on the left side. Wing on the right side of the higher mean all the action on the person wearing udheng, should always refer to the positive things, good things, do not do bad things. Good things must always come first and uphold. Udheng wings on the left side means all the bad and negative things to be drowned, and cut off from human thoughts and actions.

Udheng, Balinese male headbands
Nowadays, wearing udheng very easy, because udheng can be purchased with various motifs and can be worn directly. If the first, wearing udheng very difficult, because we had to fold the fabric first and then weave in the head.

It's easy to get udheng in Bali. The price of a udheng very fuze, ranging from a dollar to tens of dollars. Depending on the type of fabric used, motives, and size. Udheng can also be used as souvenirs.

Udheng, Balinese male headbands

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