Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cloth of Baba and Nyonya



The Peranakan retained most of their ethnic and religious origins (such as ancestor worship), but assimilated the language and culture of the Malays. The Nyonya's clothing, Baju Panjang (Long Dress) was adapted from the native Malay's Baju Kurung. It is worn with a batik sarong (batik wraparound skirt) and 3 kerosene (brooches). Beaded slippers called Kasot Manek was a hand-made with much skill and patience: strung, beaded and sewn onto canvas with tiny faceted glass beads from Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic).

In modern times, glass beads from Japan are preferred. Traditional cast Manek design often has European floral subjects, with colors influenced by Peranakan porcelain and batik sarongs. They were made into flats or bedroom slippers. But from the 1930s, modern shapes became popular and heels were added.
Kebaya income was commonly worn by Chinese ladies in Javan coastal cities with significant Chinese settlements, such as Semarang, Lasem, Tuban, Surabaya, Pekalongan and Cirebon.

It marked differently from the Javanese keyboard with its smaller and finer embroidery, lighter fabrics and more vibrant colors. They also developed their own batik patterns, which incorporate symbols from China. The kebaya income fit well with vibrant-colored Kain batik pesisiran (Javan coastal batik), which incorporated symbols and motifs from China; such as dragon, phoenix, peony and lotus. For the Baba they will wear baggy lokchuan (which is the Chinese men full costume) but the younger generation, they will wear just the top of it which is the long sleeved silk jacket with a Chinese collar or the batik shirt.

Refence from: http://www.thebabahouse.com.my/about-us/baba-nyonya-culture.htm
Fashion clothing Baba Nyonya

Clothing Baba Nyonya


Wearing grandmother

Kebaya cloth

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