indonesia

traditional indonesian clothing

Men: Indonesian men generally wear sarongs which are a length of fabric usually have a checkered pattern in their homes. the only time it is worn in public, is only at Friday prayers at the mosque which is a cultral sort of temple. For formal national occasions, the men wear batik shirts with trousers.



Women: For formal occasions, Indonesian women wear the kebaya -- a beautiful, figure-hugging embroidered blouse worn with a batik sarong that is usually dyed with flower motifs and in bright colours. On these occasions, women often tied their hair into a bun, or attached a false hairpiece. In addition, they may drape a long stretch of cloth, called "selendang", over one shoulder. This cloth can be used as a head shawl or on less formal occasions, used to carry babies or objects.




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