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Jewelry of Malaysia

Mohammed Kassim Bin Haji Ali

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Beads were one of the earliest forms of manufactured body ornaments worn by indigenous groups in Malaysia. Some beads found in Borneo can be dated to the Metal Age. Earlier glass and stone beads that came from as far away as Egypt and Mesopotamia through bartering have become very valuable and are much sought after in the early twenty-first century; in earlier times they were sometimes used as currency. The ancient tradition remains strong, and status and wealth are measured according to the numb

The Textile Tradition of Malaysia and Its Impact on Dress

Adline Abdul Ghani

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Maritime trade linked the Malay Peninsula to the world from as early as the first to the eleventh centuries. With the Indian Ocean to the west and the South China Sea to the east, the peninsula held a focal position along two major sailing routes. As an entrepôt connecting the East and West, the peninsula was also constantly exposed to new cultures, influences, ideas, technologies, and materials, and throughout history, trade activity in general has been inextricably linked to developments in loc

The Sarong Kebaya of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia

Chor Lin Lee

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

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The epical images on bas-reliefs of Javanese classical monuments such as Prambanan and Borobudur suggest that the courts of central Java preserved many facets of ancient society. Dress was one of them. Outside the ritual-bound context of these courts, dress changed dramatically. During the Hindu-Buddhist era (eighth to fourteenth centuries), women dressed predominantly in a style largely influenced by the Indian sojourners: Their shoulders were bare, their chests were wrapped in a continuous piec

Malaysia

Norwani Md. Nawawi

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

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The Malaysian population includes native inhabitants, as well as people originating from China, India, Portugal, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, all contributing to the variety of traditional Malaysian garments. During the first century c.e., Indian traders started exploring the Malay Peninsula. Many were skilled craftsmen and settled there, introducing Indian customs, including dress. China’s relations with the Malay Peninsula strengthened from about the sixth century c.e., as reflected in traditiona

The Fashion World of Southeast Asia

Edric Ong

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

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Each nation of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) since independence has been asserting its identity through dress. Many of these nations are multicultural, creating interesting blends, including Western styles. Contemporary Malaysian fashion reflects its people’s cultural diversity. Young Muslim girls wear jeans with head scarves rather than traditional dress. Batik textiles are undergoing a major revival, promoted by the Malaysian government. In Indonesia, designers have done m

Ethnic Dress and Adornment of the Dayaks of Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan

Edric Ong

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

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Colonizers used the term Dayak for non-Islamic indigenous peoples of Borneo, divided into Sarawak and Sabah, the two East Malaysian states, and Kalimantan in Indonesia and Brunei. It is less used now, as ethnic groups wish to be identified by their own names. The oral history of the indigenous peoples of Sarawak, Sabah, and Kalimantan is rich in myths closely related to textiles, dress, and ornaments. The Iban, comprising 30 percent of the state’s population, have one of the richest textile tradi

Veiling and Unveiling: Reconstructing Malay Female Identity in Singapore

Joseph Stimpfl

Source: Undressing Religion. Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective 2000

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Malays are a Muslim people indigenous to Southeast Asia who have a tradition of subsistence based on farming and fishing. Malay residence is traditionally in a village (kampung). Malay villages are usually structured around the practice of Islam expressed through local custom (adat). Each village has a common prayer site (surau or mesjid) and is hierarchical in structure with a village headman (ketua). Traditional behavior offers respect to a political hierarchy outside the kampung but resists ou

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