Alluring. Elegant. Beautiful
The Nyonya Kebaya says it all, without revealing all. It evokes a romance of the past, when Nyonyas stood proud yet demure in sheer silhouttes of wonderfully embroidered voile blouses.
The Nyonya kebaya first appeared in Baba Nyonya culture only at the beginning of the twentieth century. The earliest photos showing wearing kebaya date to the 1920s. The Nyonya kebaya came to be identified with change. As it eclipsed its precursor, the baju panjang, it signalled the emergence of the new Nyonya : modern, feminine and sensual. The rising of hemlines and the groqing decline of modest Victorian fashions in the west, as well as tightening of the silhoutte in the popular Chinese cheongsam in China’s fashionable cities, was paralleled by the emergence of the Nyonya kebaya.
The fabric of the Nyonya kebaya is called “Kasar rubia (Voile)”. Voile is a sheer, light-weight, plain weave fabric, made of highly twisted yarns. Often made of cotton yarns, voile has a distinctive two-ply warp and is slightly heavier than other sheer fabrics. Voiles come in a variety of colours, from plain white to black, and almost every shade of blue, red, pink, green and purple in between.
Sleek. Fine. Stunning.
From the way the kebaya blouses wrapped the bodies of their wearers to the stunning colours and embroidered designs, the Nyonya kebaya is not merely a dress, it is a work of art.
PT. Fashion Glamour Indonesia is proudly bring The Nyonya Kebaya from Malaysia to Indonesia. From masterpiece material to ready-to-wear of Nyonya kebaya collection, accessories and also antique collectable items. All of the collection can be found in our boutique “HOUSE OF KEBAYA” is located at Istana Sahid Apartment, Mawar Tower 19 C, Jl. Jend. Sudirman 86, Jakarta. Phone : (021) 5739305, Fax : (021) 5739304. For more information, please click to www.thehouseofkebaya.com.