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For songkok makers, the Hari Raya period is make or break time


Paling Atas brand songkok co-founder Norhayati Saleh, 48, still puts together her songkok using a combination of sewing machine and hand-stitching.

Paling Atas brand songkok co-founder Norhayati Saleh, 48, still puts together her songkok using a combination of sewing machine and hand-stitching.

IT IS that time of year again, when people assemble their Hari Raya best so they can balik kampung in style. But what is a sharp baju Melayu if not topped off with an equally new songkok?

For songkok makers, this is a make-or-break time. Like how retailers prepare the whole year leading up to that one special sales period, these traditional craftsmen spend the bulk of their year stockpiling to meet the spike in demand every Raya holiday.

Central Region , Songkok , Hari Raya

   

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