Songkok


Songkok atau kopiah adalah salah satu perlengkapan sholat bagi laki-laki muslim Indonesia terutama di wilayah Jawa. Namun, seiring perkembangan zaman songkok tak hanya dipakai untuk acara keagamaan atau ibadah. Sejak populer dikenakan oleh Presiden pertama RI Sukarno, songkok menjadi identitas bangsa Indonesia di mata dunia. Masyarakat dan para pejabat Negara dari masa ke masa pun memakainya.

Berbicara kualitas, songkok asal Gresik terbilang yang paling favorit, sebut saja Songkok Awing (berkembang sejak 1986 oleh H. Anwar Ilyas dengan mengkoordinasi beberapa perajin songkok yang ada di Blandongan, Pekelingan). Saat ini Songkok Awing berhasil memimpin pasar domestik. Bahkan mengekspornya ke luar negeri, mulai Singapura, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, hingga Timur Tengah. Harga songkok di pasaran antara Rp 80 ribu sampai Rp 250 ribu tergantung bahan, model, dan motifnya. Bahkan ada juga songkok kreasi baru yang disebut dengan songkok lukis.

Selain songkok Awing, ada beberapa songkok Gresik yang juga tidak kalah kualitasnya seperti songkok yang diproduksi di Desa Bungah, Kecamatan Bungah, Gresik (Cap Pendopo, Cap Lar, Cap Tiga Terbang, dan lain-lain).

Songkok or Kopyah is one of male praying equipments in Indonesia, especially in Java. But, as time goes on, songkok is not only used in religious activities. Since it had been used by The First Indonesia President; Soekarno, songkok has been the identity of Indonesia in the worldwide. The ordinary people as well as the State Officials in all periods also wear it.

From all songkok quality, songkok made in Gresik are the best and the most favourite. For example Songkok Awing (well-known since in 1986 by H. Anwar Ilyas who was coordinating the hand crafters from Blandongan and Pekelingan Villages). Today, Songkok Awing is able to lead the domestic market. Furthermore, it is also exported to abroad countries like as Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Middle East countries. The price of songkok in general market is around Rp. 80.000;- to Rp. 250.000;- based on the quality of its materials, modes, and its motif designs. Moreover, there are also new creation songkok named painted songkok.

Besides songkok Awing, there are also some Gresik songkok with good quality that are produced in Bungah Village, parts of Bungah Sub-district – Gresik, such as Pendopo, Lar, Tiga Terbang brand names, etc.

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