Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Artis Kebaya

Kebaya is a traditional blouse worn by Indonesian and Malaysian women made from thin material charged with the glove, batik, knitting or other traditional clothing such as songkets with a colorful motif. Trusted kebaya came from China Hundreds of years ago. Then spread to Malacca, Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi. After akulturasi lasting hundreds of years, it received something in the local culture and norms.

Before 1600, in Java, good clothing is worn only family in the kingdom there. During the period of Dutch control in the island, European women began to wear kebaya as formal dress. During this period, kebaya just changed from using mori fabric using silk with colorful embroidery. Clothing that is similar called a "good wife" was first created by the hybrid of Malacca. They mengenakannya sarong and T-shirts with beautiful bermanik manik-called "manek slippers." Now, the good lady are experiencing renewal, and also popular among non-Asian women.

Separate from the traditional kebaya, fashion designers are looking for ways to modify the design and making kebaya dress into a more modern. Kebaya is a modified can be even with jeans or skirt.

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