kebaya indoenesia

Published: 24th November 2009
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Kebaya is the traditional clothing used by Indonesian women. Besides is wore by Indonesian women kebaya also is wore in Malaysia, Brunei, Burma, Singapore, and several places in Cambodia. There are many variation of kebaya not only Indonesia kebaya's that exists in this world. But there are also kebaya from other countries.
Kebaya is the national costume of Indonesia, especially for the Javanese, Sundanese and Balinese.
The origin of kebaya is actually derived from Arab, where the Kaba, which means they calls clothes. Name Kebaya was introduced by the Portuguese when they are in Indonesia.
In the year 1600, kebaya on Java island nation is only worn by aristocrats only, or can we call the nobles and the officials in the kingdom of Java.
Initial model kebaya Indonesia originally came from the kingdom of Majapahit, which at that time wanted to make a model more suitable clothes with Islamic belief which formed the model of the clothes worn by the nobility at that time. Then it slowly spread to the area around Java through trade, diplomacy, social interaction to Malacca, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi.
When the Dutch colonized Indonesia, they used the model of European women dress kebaya as formal dress. Of course the model kebaya dress tailored to European culture at that time.
Kebaya officially regarded as national dress since SK Trimurti wearing kebaya and told the world that kebaya became a symbol of nationalism at the time of the proclamation of Indonesian independence.
At the time of Japanese colonization, the detention camps Indonesian women refuse to wear western-style clothing and still use the kebaya dress to show his nationalism. Even Raden Ayu Kartini Indonesia on April 21, in which the day is now remembered as the Kartini day, she uses at the time of kebaya.
Female president Megawati Sukarnoputri earlier was always used the kebaya dress at every opportunity.
In today's kebaya can be used on various occasions, not only in formal meetings only. Kebaya can even be combined with a pair of jeans. And now many fashion designers who design kebaya dress for the wedding. If you do not know, in the Garuda Indonesia which is the biggest national airline of Indonesia ,kebaya becomes the official uniform for their stewardess.
Many fashion designers from Indonesia add kebaya to their collection. Now many women wear kebaya in their weddings rather than gaun even Chinese people that lives in Indonesia wear kebaya at their weddings too. They proud to wear kebaya. Artist likes Tamara Geraldine, Rina Gunawan, Titi DJ and Inneke Kusherawati wear Kebaya on every event, kebaya make them completed as Indonesian women.
I'm comes from Indonesia. I began writing about kebaya indonesia several years ago. You may want to check out my other info on model baju

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