The description of International Kebaya Design
Kebaya is a cloth worn long-sleeved outer cloth or sleeve that covers most of the body. The action revolves around the long kebaya top hip up to the knee. Short kebaya made of cotton flowering or plain, silk, brocade, lame, synthetic materials, brocade, striated and plain cotton organdy or smooth the entire edges decorated with lace.
Kebaya origin of the word comes from the Arabic abaya meaning the clothes, but another version called comes from the word "Kebyak" or "Mbayak" of the Java community. There is an opinion stating kebaya comes from China. Then spread to Malacca, Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi. After acculturation which lasted hundreds of years, the clothing is accepted in local cultures and sensitivities. But there is also the opinion that the kebaya is native of Indonesia. Because the original clothing Cheongsam China is different from the kebaya.
Kebaya is a type of clothing worn by the women of Java, particularly in the cultural environment of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, Central Java. Usually accompanied bustier and fabrics tapih pinjung with stagen. Baju kebaya worn by the duchess and the common people well as everyday clothing and ceremonial clothing. At the ceremonial clothes as worn by a garwo palace for example, baju kebaya using a pin severally combined with fabric Sinjang or jarik batik, head hair bun (bun), and is equipped with jewelry worn as earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets as well as fan usually do not miss. For everyday clothing is generally sufficient Javanese woman wearing a tank top paired with stagen and fabrics jarik. Kemben used to cover the breasts, underarms and back, because the tank top fabric is quite wide and long. While stagen wound on the abdomen to bind tapihan pinjung to be strong and not easily separated.
Kebaya itself probably derived from the word "Cambaia", a city in India, whose inhabitants make and sell textiles to the islands that lie in the Indian Ocean. Material they offer is called muslin or thin ideals appropriate namsuk made clothes for hot regions. This material was then called fabric Cambaj (kambai), which was then the material is called kebaya or kebaya.