Traditional clothing is a symbol and characteristic of a region in Indonesia. As a large country, Indonesia consists of various ethnic groups and cultures. This diversity has colored Indonesia as a pluralistic nation, but it is unique that each tribe in Indonesia has its characteristics, namely the traditional clothing of each Indonesian province.
The development of the increasingly modern era is a necessity, but the culture of the nation must always be preserved. Traditional clothing in Indonesia is one of the most valuable assets, so it must be preserved and introduced to the world that Indonesia is a cultured country. Not only that, the use of traditional clothing in every ceremony or celebration in a region provides evidence that Indonesia as a pluralistic country is still able to preserve its culture.
Traditional clothing is not only a status symbol of areas in Indonesia but also the introduction of cultures in each region throughout the world can be a uniqueness of the nation that can attract many tourists to come to Indonesia.
Various types and patterns of traditional clothing from all over Indonesia as well as a variety of musical instrument arts from various regions are its own characteristics and a feature that even has historical values behind it. So, love, ishallah this time we will discuss traditional clothes from all over Indonesia as learning material for our children so that they know their nation and understand this diversity.
Traditional Clothing from Several Provinces of Indonesia
Below we will see a brief description of some of the traditional clothing in Indonesia. Clothing that characterizes this nation and makes this nation look rich from a cultural perspective. The existence of this traditional clothing also shows that the Indonesian nation has long been known as a cultured nation.
Ok, let’s just take a look at the following traditional clothes in Indonesia
1. Traditional clothing of Aceh
Aceh is the westernmost province of Indonesia and is an area that is thick with its culture and characteristics. One of them is the traditional ulee balang clothing. The traditional ulee balang clothing was previously used by certain people such as kings in celebrating sacred events and traditional ceremonies. However, now we often see Aceh traditional clothing DB;
being an important outfit in the wedding ceremony ceremony, the bride and groom will wear traditional Acehnese clothes.
On the day of the wedding, the house of the two brides will also be decorated with typical Acehnese decorations. In addition to parties, the use of traditional clothing is also seen when celebrating an event related to Nanggroe Aceh, such as a traditional ceremony held by the wali nanggroe.
2. Traditional Betawi Clothing, DKI Jakarta
Jakarta is famous for its Betawi tribe which is very thick with customs and culture. One proof of this is the distinctive traditional clothes. Traditional Betawi clothing is influenced by several cultures such as Arabic, Western and Malay cultures.
In traditional Betawi clothes, men can see wearing sarongs and for women wearing headscarves.
3. Traditional clothing of West Java Province
West Java has traditional kebaya clothes that are used by aristocrats and commoners. Even though they are both from kebaya, each outfit has a difference.
Women and men have clear differences starting from their patterns, even the basic fabric used.
4. Traditional clothes kebaya, Central Java
In addition to the province of West Java, kebaya clothes are also traditional clothes of Central Java, of course, have differences between one another. Central Java wears batik clothes for the bottom and kebaya clothes for the top. However, this outfit is still unique and interesting.
In fact, the batik used is the original batik which is famous for its manual writing. So, the batik is not batik like what many people use where the flower patterns are stamped or use a stamp machine.
5. Traditional Clothing DI Yogyakarta Province
Yogyakarta is also famous for its rich culture and customs. They have traditional clothes which are called kesantrian clothes of the province of D.I Yogyakarta.
Jojakarta, is not only famous for its natural beauty which is a tourist attraction, but also known as an area that still maintains its cultural values until now. So that there are still many sacred things encountered until now.
Jogjakarta traditional clothes should not be used carelessly, including not being used at ceremonies carelessly. In addition, traditional clothing must also be properly cared for in accordance with the recommendations and regulations of the palace.
6. Traditional Clothes of East Java
Furthermore, Indonesian traditional clothing is from Madura, East Java. Their traditional clothes are known for being simple and modest because they only wear striped undershirts and wear loose trousers for the men. For women, they usually wear kebaya clothes with long skirts that stick down.
7. Traditional Balinese Traditional Clothing
Furthermore, traditional clothing in Indonesia is Balinese clothing. The traditional Balinese clothes seem very familiar. Indeed, at first glance it looks the same even though there are differences and each age who wears it has its own differences. In addition, Balinese traditional clothing also looks different for each ceremony that is attended.
So, for those who wear traditional Balinese clothes, we can distinguish their age, gender and social status from the style of clothing and ornaments that are attached to the clothes.
8. Traditional Clothing Lombok, NTB Province (West Nusa Tenggara)
West Nusa Tenggara also has traditional clothing, which is native to Lombok Mataram. Traditional Lombok clothes are usually worn at events such as weddings, ceremonies and other traditional ceremonies.
One distinctive and unique feature of traditional Lombok clothing is that men use distinctive songket fabrics and seem unique and elegant. This songket cloth is not only attractive to local people, but many tourists buy it as a souvenir from Mataram or from West Nusa Tenggara.
9. Traditional war clothes from West Kalimantan
West Kalimantan’s traditional war clothes are quite different, because they use bark which is processed into cloth and made into war clothes. To be able to get bark that can be made as not as mixed. But they use Ampuro wood bark.
Until now they are still able to make their own clothes from this bark, this skill was acquired from generation to generation from their ancestors.
10. Traditional clothing of Nggembe Sulawesi
The traditional Nggembe clothes are rectangular to the waist with a round collar and large wide sleeves.
This shirt is not used arbitrarily. They do not wear traditional Nggembe clothes except only to commemorate certain events. Among the events that are allowed to wear traditional Nggembe clothing is a wedding or other traditional ceremony.
11. Traditional clothes, Cele Maluku
Furthermore, traditional clothing from Indonesia is clothing originating from Maluku. The Cele Maluku shirt has its trademark, namely clothes with small squares and geometric lines. The use of cele clothes is usually accompanied by wearing a sarong with a matching color.
This Maluku traditional clothing is only used when there are traditional ceremonies.
12. Traditional Clothing of Gorontalo Province
The traditional clothing of Gorontalo has a different name between clothes for men and clothes for women. Clothes for men are called Billu and special clothes for women are called Mukuta. It is a sacred garment that is only worn during certain moments.
The traditional clothing of Gorontalo province has a distinctive color. There are three colors that stand out from this traditional outfit and these three colors have their own meanings. The three colors embedded in the clothes are light green, golden yellow, and purple.
13. Traditional Clothing of Papua Province
Next, Indonesian traditional clothes are clothes that come from Papua. Traditional clothes for men and women have almost the same shape and motif. They wear clothes and the bottom only wears a cover.
They do not only wear traditional clothes but they also wear various ornaments and jewelry including on the head and face. not only that, to display a more elegant impression they also wear jewelry such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and even use tassels on their feet and hands.
For men, wearing Papuan traditional clothing is also equipped with a spear and shield so that it gives a more manly and mighty feel. For women, Papuans also make up their faces with red paint. This red caata is none other than the red fruit of Papua.
Those are some of the traditional clothes in Indonesia from various tribes and regions. Even though we don’t wear it, at least it can add to our insight about traditional tribal clothing in Indonesia. One thing that is important for us is that we must maintain and preserve the traditional clothes of each region because this is the custom and uniqueness of the regions in Indonesia, as well as a priceless wealth.