Putting on Silat sarongs?

Discussion in 'Silat' started by tonymok125, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. tonymok125

    tonymok125 Valued Member

    I've heard that there's different ways in which to tie the sarong? Is it where the person is of a different rank or instructor? :confused:
  2. pesilat

    pesilat Active Member

    I've only ever heard of it as a regional thing. They tie it differently in Sumatra than they do in West Java, which is different than in East Java, which is different than in Bali, which is different than in Malaysia, which is different than in the southern Philippines - etc.

    Just like (and people may not realize this) in the late 1800s and early 1900s, you could often tell what region a cowboy was from by the way he wore his Stetson - how it was dented, how the brim was bent/rolled, etc.

  3. amirul_tekpi79

    amirul_tekpi79 Valued Member

    we call it differently

    Peace to all,

    FYI, we in Malaysia call the 'sarong' used in silat as 'sampin'. 'Sarong' is more commonly used for daily prayers and while in your own house with the family. However, elderly people do wear them when walking,driving,cycling in the streets. There are various ways to wear the 'sampin'. Sad to say that it is hard for me to explain them here :( However, it would be my pleasure to show you if you happen to come to Malaysia :) (trying to promote tourism here i guess...just kidding!)

    The silat headgear (or cloth, usually black, sometimes of 'batik' design) is either called a 'tanjak', 'tengkolok' or 'destar'.

    The sash is called 'bengkong' while belt is 'talipinggang'.

    The sandals used by most silat practioners when walking about during exhibitions or certain occasions are called 'capal'.

    Glad to share these infos with you.

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