The Diversity of Malay Traditional Wear

Home to people of different races and religions, Malaysia is blessed with diversity that brings about various cultural elements. Such rich ethnic influences inspired a lot of things and one of the things that was (and still is!) impacted by culture is clothes. Malaysia takes pride in many forms of traditional offerings, but one of

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What is Malay Traditional?

Before the 20th century, Malay women still wore kemban (sarungs tied above the chest) with shawl draped over their shoulders. However, Malay royalty used much finer hand-loomed textiles and intricate Malay batik as part of their attire. As foreign trade thrived, different textiles, fabrics and costumes were introduced to the locals. Traders that made the

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