Kamisah


An asymmetrical Kebaya with a V-shaped collar. Kamisah is an understated beauty.
Who is Kamisah?
Kamisah is Nizam’s (Oniatta’s husband) maternal grandmother. Nizam recalls how he witnessed her dealings with a batik supplier-- a bespectacled fair-skinned man in his 60s, dressed in kain pelikat, with one basket full of batik.As a businesswoman in her 50s, she was direct and assertive. Kamisah sikd batik which she would acquire from the supplier to women in and around Kampong Tempeh. She was a central figure in Nizam’s life-- for she was the woman that held the fort, raising the three children while Nizam’s mother was at work.

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