Kebaya

This kebaya from the 1930s has very intricate lacework and embroidery or 'sulam' work. There are motifs of large birds that run along the sleeves and lapel of the kebaya. The kebaya is a loose open jacket worn by Peranakan women of the Straits Settlements, Indonesia and Indo- European women of the late 19th to 20th century.

Date/Period
1930s
Region
Manado, Indonesia
Dimension
Gross measurement: 69 x 123.3 cm
Accession No.
2012-00693
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift in memory of Family Tan Tjien Sian, Manado.
Category
Garments and Accessories

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