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Kebaya-Indonesian Traditional Blouse, Indonesia

Kebaya was considered traditional clothing of women in Indonesia, then became a symbol of women’s emancipation in Indonesia. Therefore, the kebaya is the clothing worn by women in Indonesia revival leaders, Raden Kartini. Not surprisingly, on 21 April each year, the girls, young women, and mothers appeared wearing kebaya.

As a national dress, kebaya role become more and more functions in various aspects of life ranging from formal events such as wedding, graduation, official inaugural, ceremonial palace, Kartini National Day, even non-formal events such as birthday, religious holiday, or hotel employee uniforms.


This Kebaya is usually made of gauze with beads or sequins traditional motif as the top part. The bottom part of Kebaya is usually batik or other traditional clothes such as songket with colorful motif. The make-up and hair dressing for Kebaya are also special, usually for Sundanese Kebaya they use real jasmine flowers and the hair is shapped into a bun.

Kebaya design style has a variety of specially designed so that users can enjoy it from the point of view and from the point of use. With kebaya sequin that is so classy in style, it gives an impression to every person who wears kebaya style will feel that she is graceful, charming and confident.

As for the price of this Kebaya varies from the cheapest of USD 20 up to hundreds or thousands of dollars, it depends from the quality of Kebaya. You can also rent this Kebaya from Kebaya store for USD 20 a day and usually came with the make-up and hair dressing as well.

Indonesia has a lot of different cultures from different regions. Because of that, formed a unique type of Kebaya differ from one to another region. Not just the shape of Kebaya, but also it has the the identity of the region they came from. For example Sundanese Kebaya, Javanese Kebaya, or Malay Kebaya. All of them have followed the typical cultural homelands.


/// Written by Arizani Belia Rizki, Indonesia