I am so proud of Joey wears this beautiful Kebaya, for a couple of times I wear this outfit as well, particularly on special occasions and every time I wear it I feel so proud of being Indonesian. I thought Kebaya is a symbol of politeness in this country. Nevertheless after I read this post and got several informations about Kebaya as a symbol of courage in revolutionary, I feel ashamed as a Indonesian woman, it is more than fashion attribute instead, Kebaya is one of brave story of ancestors. I guess I should catch my lag to know more about this lovely land❤️ .
Repost from @lauraiz using @RepostRegramApp - Today's #JoeyWorldProject costume represents #Indonesia! 🇮🇩 I was waiting for Joey to be big enough to fit into this beautiful #kebaya and I’m so happy now that she finally can! Thank you so much @mochi_kids for sending this outfit and the basket! The kebaya is a blouse-dress combination that is traditionally worn by women in Indonesia as well as other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Burma, southern Thailand, Cambodia and the southern part of the Philippines. I found out a really cool fact about the Indonesian kebaya which I have to share. During World War 2, Indonesian female prisoners refused to wear western dresses allocated to them and instead wore the kebaya as a display of solidarity to separate themselves from fellow Chinese, Europeans and Eurasian inmates. Also the only woman present during Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence, journalist and activist SK Trimurti, wore the kebaya, cementing it as the female dress of nationalism. After Indonesian independence, the kebaya was appointed as a national costume of Indonesian women. Wow! What an amazing history behind this dress! Love learning something new about these traditional outfits. The history of this particular one really inspired me. 💁🏻🇮🇩💕