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What is a Kebaya? A Kebaya is a traditional blouse worn by women in South East Asia, primarily Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, The material is usually produced of sheer material and worn with a batik or sarong.

Kebaya is originated from Arab world, the Arabic word for clothes is Kaba. Kebaya got its name as a kind of clothes from the Portuguese when the landed in South East Asia in the early days. It gradually discovered its ways to be related with a type of blouse worn by Indonesian women in 15th or 16th century.

The clothing kind began to spread to Malacca, Java, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi. Following hundred years of accustoming, the garments have turn out to be part of the local customs and tradition.

Prior 1600, kebaya on Java island were regarded as as a sacred clothes to be worn only by the Javanese monachy. Throughout the dutch colonization of the island, European women start wearing kebaya their formal attire. The kebayas in this period was produced from mori fabric, with silk embroidered and spots colorful patterns.

In Malacca area, a various variety of kebaya is known as "nyonya kebaya" became a extremely essential cultural component of the Peranakan people. Nyonya kebaya dress consists of a kebaya completed with a Sarong and beaded footwear (kasut manek). The nyonya kebaya gains its recognition that the dress is wore also by other races, and cultures. Knowing fully well the beauty of the kebaya, style designers are searching into methods of modifying the design and making kebaya a more fashionable outfit for the contemporary world. Casual designed kebaya can even be worn with modern clothes like jeans or skirts. For formal events like weddings, many fashion designers are exploring other forms of fine fabrics like laces to create a kabaya for bridal put on.

What is a Sarong? A Sarong is a large tube of fabric, frequently wrapped about the waist and worn as a skirt by men and women throughout a lot of Southern and East Western Asia, pacific islands and the horns of Africa. The fabric is frequently printed with vibrant colours with intricate patterns, most frequently themed with flora and fauna. They are usually checkered, or with geometric patterns. Sarongs are also used as wall hangings as an Art work. It is also utilized as other types of clothings, such as baby carriers, full dresses, or as a shawl.

In strict usage, sarong denotes the reduce garment worn by the Malay people for men and ladies alike. Consisting of length of fabric about a yard wide and two-and-a-half yards long. Centre of this sheet, across the narrower width, a panel of contrasting color or pattern about 1 foot wide is woven or dyed into the fabric, which is recognized as the kepala or "head" of the sarong.

This sheet is sewed at the narrower components to form a tube. To put on it, 1 actions into this tube, he brings the higher edge to above the level of the belly button, while the hem should be about the exact same height with the ankles, positions the kepala at the centre of the back, and folds in the extra fabric from both sides to the front, centering it, then overlap and secures the sarong by way of rolling the upper portion more than itself. Malay men normally put on sarongs woven in a checked pattern whereas ladies would wear sarongs dyed in the batik method, in usually flora or fauna designs, and nearly always in vibrant colours. The sarong is a also extremely typical formal wear for women, with a kebaya blouse

Sarong kebaya is the uniform of the Singapore Airline stewardess, otherwise known as Singapore girl.

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