Blangkon in principle is a head covering as well as helmets for bikers, hat for the farmer in the field, the crown symbol of the power of a king or helmets for soldiers to protect the head from the brunt of the bullets. Blangkon as part of a whole male clothing and equipment which are elements of Javanese culture. Completeness of Java in question is inherent in the human body Java. Blangkon is an art as well as objects used / worn / used but there are a few items of industrial products. It depends on the manufacturer, if that makes expert then it becomes art, but if that makes artisan crafts can be as goods, but if the author part of the industry then he also just as souvenir
Author Blangkon need what is called Virtuso skill by Becker. For the manufacture of blangkon some grip (standard rules) that must be met, according to the grip the more the higher the value blangkon. Becker says: That an object is useful, that it required skill to make-virtuso Neither of these precludes it from also thought beatiful. Some craft generete from within their own tradition a feeling for beauty and with it appropriete Connon of aesthetic standards and taste. Sense of beauty-the-blangkon also depending on how far a person will understand the taste and standard provisions that have become social conventions. "Useful thing" sort of craft also has rules that must be obeyed by both creators and users. With very precise it is expressed by Becker as follows: By accepting beauty as a criterion, Participants in craft activities on a concern characteristic of the folk definition of art. That definition includes an emphasis on beauty as typified in the tradition of some particular art, on the traditions and conserns of the art world itself as the source of value, on expression of someone's thoughts and feelings, and on the relative freedom of artists from outside interference with the work.
Blangkon cloth iket Udeng rectangular or square, wide cloth headband size 105 cm x 105 cm. Used only half cloth. Size blangkon taken of the distance between the latitude of the right ear and left through the forehead and through the top. In general, the smallest numbered 48 and 59 at most. Based on the story said, the use of half-hooks iket / Udeng related to the economic crisis caused by the war. As efficiency measures Palace asks artists to create a headband that uses half the usual. It creates a permanent form of head cover with a cloth that is more efficient. Formerly iket not permanent, such as the turban, which senantiasan attached to the head.