Indonesia’s Kebaya, India’s Sari
What is the first thing coming up in your mind when you hear “Indonesia”? How about “India”? It is over and over again to find people think that Indonesia and India are two similar countries, because of their look-alike names. However, if you look at the map or learn a little history, you will absolutely confirm if both are actually different country, yet some similarities do exist. Besides lying in the same continent, Asia, these countries are on the top list of the most populous countries in the world. Moreover, these two countries are known for their amazing and variety culture such as food, language, or any others including traditional apparel. Sari from India and kebaya from Indonesia are the traditional…show more content… Usually, not every traditional costume in a country was invented initially in a native land or made by one country’s history. However, it's not for both kebaya and sari. Conversely, kebaya, as well as sari is made for women as the national clothing that originate from both countries. Kebaya and sari are the traditional female garments that kind of worn by neighboring countries too. In Southeast Asia area, kebaya likewise found in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and the southern part of the Philippines and Thailand. Instead, the sari which is always related to elegance is not only belonged to Indian culture. It is widely considered as a symbol of another sister countries, for example, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lanka.…show more content… For that concern, you will discover the different ways of how people wear the costumes, sari, and kebaya. In real facts, every part of each country also has a dissimilar name for both. In place of kebaya, each island or region will call the same thing with diverse words or combine it with some accessories. In Java, Bali and Sunda, people match it with kain batik (rectangular clothes with batik motif) which can be a plainly stamped cotton to elaborately hand-painted batik tulis embroidered silk with gold thread. In Lampung, the kain is the traditional tapis, an elaborate gold thread embroidered ikat with small mica discs. But in Sumatra, Flores, Lemata Timor, and other islands commonly, they work with kain of ikat and songket. Meanwhile, the sari is habitually used over a petticoat which is called as 'parkar' (परकर) in Marathi lahaṅgā or lehenga in the north. In the west, people use pavadai in Tamil, pavada (or occasionally langa) in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, Chaniyo, Parkar, Ghaghra, or Ghagaro. Term of shaya is existed on eastern India. Generally, it will be fitted with an upper garment known as a blouse or ravika in the south and choli in somewhere else.