Baju Kebaya is a traditional dress worn by Indonesian and Malaysian women made from muslin worn with a sarong, batik, or other traditional clothing such as songket with a colorful motif.
Believed kebaya originated than the Arab countries and bring slps (the Arab "abaya") to the archipelago of hundreds of years ago. Then spread to Malacca, Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi. After adjusting the culture that lasted for hundreds of years, the clothing is received by the local population.
Before the year 1600 in Java, kebaya is the only clothing worn by the royal family groups there. During the Dutch colonial era in this island, European women first wore a dress Rasmi kebaya. Every day, kebaya changed from only using mori fabric using silk with colorful embroidery.
Similar clothing called "mistress Kebaya" was first created by the generation people than Melaka. They wear a sarong and sandals with beaded beauty called "slippers Manek". Now, the lady kebaya undergoing renewal, and is also famous among the women not asia.
Apart than the traditional kebaya, fashion experts are looking for ways to modify the design and making kebaya became more modern clothing. Kebaya the modified Seluar be worn with jeans.
According to Denys Lombard, in his book Java Nusa: Cross Culture (1996) kebaya comes from the Arabic 'Kaba' which means to 'dress' and introduced by the Portuguese when they landed on Southeast Asia. Kebaya said diertikan as clothing (top / blouse) used the first Indonesian woman at the time of the 15th century or the 16th Masihi. Lombard argument must thank in particular by analogy that nevertheless linguistic search until now we still know 'Abaya' which means a long tunic typical Arab. While some others believe Kebaya nothing to do with women's clothing tunic kekasiran during the Ming in China, and this influence is transmitted after a massive immigration visited the peninsula of South and Southeast Asia in the 13th century until the 16th century CE.
source : wikipedia
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