Monday, 26 November 2012

baju kurung photo

photo of baju kurung

history of the baju kurung

History of the Baju Kurung

A proven difficult to accurately about who is first to wear baju kurung. This occurs because the baju kurung in its original form has long been used by many people in the archipelago region.

According to Judi Achjadi in the book "Indonesian Women's Clothing District" to state that the baju kurung was introduced in Indonesia by Muslim traders and Western India. This shirt has the influence of the Middle East such as cut-shaped neck Tunic, which forms the neck of the first shared by the Arab past.

According to Dato 'Haji Muhammad Haji Sulaiman Said in the book "Clothing Patur Malay" baju kurung clothes now come from Johor during the reign of the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1800 in the Teluk Belanga, Singapore.

Malacca Malay Sultanate era, people have their own clothing, namely dress baju kurung Malay origin. Baju kurung is called tight and short. Tun Hassan became pioneers when he change the form of baju kurung to the original form of Malay clothes worn now.

By Mattiebelle Gettinger, baju kurung was worn by court dancers in Palembang and clothing has become popular in Indonesia in the 20th century.

Baju Kurung

The baju kurung (Jawi: باجو كوروڠ) is a traditional Malay costume which loosely translated as "Enclosed Dress". This type of costume is the national dress of Brunei and Malaysia[1][2], and can also be found in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.


The early baju kurung was longer and looser, unsuited to the figure of Malay women. It was popularised in the late 19th century by Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor[3][4]
It has been reported that the baju kurung has "not only survived, but prospered" in modern Malaysia, pointing to its popularity during the Islamisation of Malaysia in the 1970s and 1980s.[5]


Although "Baju Kurung" is the name for the attire for both male and female, in Malaysia, the female dress is referred to as "Baju Kurung", while the male dress is referred to as "Baju Melayu".
Two versions of the costumes are popular. One is the Baju Kurung Teluk Belanga and the other is the Baju Kurung Cekak Musang. The main difference between this two fashion styles is the cutting style at the neck, where the Teluk Belanga style has no collar and the neckline is stitched in the style known as "tulang belut" ("eel's spines or bones"). The Baju Kurung Teluk Belanga originated, as its name implies, from Teluk Belanga, in the island of Singapore, which was previously the capital of the state of Johor. On the other hand the Cekak Musang style has a standing collar with holes for five buttons including two buttons for the collar.