Kebaya is the traditional clothes of Indonesian woman, especially Javanese. Back to hundred years ago, Kebaya was brought by Arabian who traded in Indonesia and surrounding areas. It is believed that the origin of Kebaya is Saudi Arabia.
However, when Dutch colonize Indonesia, kebaya used to be worn by Dutch ladies who stay in Indonesia. As time went by, kebaya started to take the popularity when the first president of Indonesia, Soekarno, picked kebaya as the national costume. Moreover, kebaya was always used by R.A Kartini, known as the woman emancipation role in Indonesia. She always used kebaya in all of her pictures.
Now days, kebaya becomes more modern and set to meet the current condition needs. Not only as a formal uniform for national ceremony or wedding ceremony, but also for fashion. Some designers start to design modern kebaya that can be worn for working days or casual occasions. Although many of young woman refuse to wear kebaya in all occasion, we highly respect kebaya as our national costume.
Back to that background, Doll Inc pick kebaya as the first traditional clothes for our doll. We believe that kebaya will be popular again in the future, not only among Javanese, but also around the Indonesia, or even, around the world.
This is going to be our Indonesian collection, hopefully can be shown internationally, so that Indonesian culture will be well known and famous in the world.