Javanese Women Clothing

Indonesian Kebaya


A kebaya is a women clothing worn by the females of Indonesia. It is usually very colorful but sometimes it is just white. Kebayas are usually worn with batik or a sarong. The kebaya is the uniform or Indonesian look for women. Not all of them wear it but it is just traditional. Even though it is traditional, mostly only Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese wear it the most. Kebaya was counted a clothing type when the Portuguese came to Indonesia. Later on, in the 1600s, only the royal family was allowed to wear a kebaya. Later after this, other commoners were allowed to wear this beautiful, traditional piece of clothing. The wonderful kebaya is a big traditional clothing part in Indonesia’s history.