This old copper dance crown was used for Serimpi, a Javanese court dance. Javanese dances usually resemble the courtly, refined and sophisticated culture of the Javanese Kratons (Royal Palace). The serene elegance, slow pace and constrains of its movements gives the Serimpi Javanese dance a meditative trait. Every movement is based on cultural and esthetical values. Javanese ideals like controlling emotions, avoiding conflicts and respecting expressions from body and dance.
Javanese court dances is influenced by the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist legacy. The costumes, jewelry and stories are often based on the Hindu epic tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
This beautiful vintage crown is made of gold, silver and copper gilt metal that has been pierced, cut, shaped, embossed and shaped into a elegant peacock. The peacock is a traditional symbol of good fortune and is frequently seen in adornments worn at ceremonial occasions in Java.
The measurement of the golden head adornment:
width: 16 cm
height: 16 cm
depth: 22 cm
Total height including metal stand: 45 cm
Metal stand height: 29 cm
Metal stand is included in the price.