Kebaya

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British pronunciation/kəˈbɑːjə/
American pronunciation/kəˈbɑːjə/
Kebaya
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a traditional blouse worn by women in various Southeast Asian countries, typically made of sheer fabric and often featuring intricate embroidery or lace details

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Kebaya definition and meaning

What is a "kebaya"?

A kebaya is a traditional blouse-dress that is commonly worn in various Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is typically made of lightweight fabric, has a fitted waist, and is often worn with a sarong or batik skirt. The garment is characterized by its intricate embroidery, delicate lacework, and ornate buttons. In Indonesia, the kebaya is often worn as formal attire during weddings, receptions, and other special events. The design and style of kebaya can vary depending on the region, cultural influences, and the occasion it is worn for. In recent years, modern variations of the kebaya have emerged, featuring contemporary cuts and fabrics, making it a popular choice for both formal and casual occasions.

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