This dark blue kebaya kemben is one of our signature looks. A contemporary take on the kebaya, it incorporates the kebaya, and the kemben. The Kemben, traditionally known as a breastcloth, is a female torso-wrap made by wrapping a piece of cloth covering the chest. The kemben may be regarded as an expression of aesthetics, elegance, and femininity. Put together with the kebaya, this design is an ode to women from this side of the world, the Wanita Nusantara.
This navy blue kebaya kemben (which first made its debut in 2018) in Belgian linen and Ikat is paired with kain batik tulis , a hand-drawn batik cloth that has been stitched for ease of the modern wearer.
This kain showcases the semen motif which is depicted here with the growth of new flora and fauna, accentuated with the stylised wing of the divine mythical creature, Garuda. This batik motif is interpreted as a depiction of life's creation, symbolising not only fertility but also spirituality and prosperity.