Kebaya


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Kebaya

 

(or kabayak), women’s clothing worn in most areas of Indonesia. It consists of an open jacket, fitted at the waist, with long narrow sleeves and a buckle on the breast. There are two styles, kebaya péndék (short kebaya), a jacket extending a little below the waist, and kebaya panjang (long kebaya), a knee-length jacket.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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