...errr Kebaya what???
I've been a great admirer of textile, traditional costumes & cultures...
~learning more about them is such a pleasure!
Here are more interesting facts about the kebaya from Wikipedia. The earliest form of kebaya was first came from the north of the Indonesian archipelago. The clothing type began to spread to Malacca, Java, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi. After hundred years of acculturation, the garments have become adjusted to local customs and culture. Prior 1600, kebaya on Java island were considered as a sacred clothing to be worn only by members of the Javanese monarchy. During Dutch colonization of the island, European women began wearing kebaya as formal dress. During this period, kebaya, that was originally made from mori fabric, were modified with silk embroidered with colorful patterns. ~to read more click here
I found this on-line-shop that ships internationally!
[range about US$70 - US$900 for the most elaborate]
Here are more lovely close-up details
on the embroidery ~take a look:
~a little trivia:
Singapore Airlines Stewardesses wear a rather more tight-fitting interpretation of the traditional Kebaya. Their Kebaya uniform, designed by the fame French haute couture designer Pierre Balmain in 1972
" Ladies, you look so fabulousssss... "
~ whether traditional or the new & updated interpretation
of the Kebaya...I'm planning to get one while in Singapore.
I think wearing a Kebaya top & pair it with my favorite jeans
would be quite a fabulous look no?!
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