INTRO OF BAJU KEBAYA
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There is a lot of speculation on the origin of kebaya. Some started in the middle east, while others claim that it came from China. Kaba means “clothing” in Arabic and it was introduced in Portuguese language. Kebaya refers to the garment with origins that look like a blouse. It was the Indonesians that first wore the kebaya in the 15th and 16th centuries. The garment is long, fitted, and flared called the kebaya Panjang6 that was worn in the 16th century. It was those Portuguese women that arrived on the south and west cost of Malaysia, across the Malacca Straits.
A lot of sources say that Chinese influenced the clothing during that time, and one source compares the kebaya to tunic from the Ming Dynasty. Those tunics were long sleeves and open on the front. Introducing this type of dress got accredited to two significant events during the time when Islam and Europeans arrived.