HIJABI THIS ERA | Between Culture, Modest and Style
We all know how much women love to dress up well, they are always looking for the best outfits that suit them. In Muslim countries, girls and women have to cover themselves with an abaya, but if you love styling hijab outfits then you will definitely love styling yourself as there’s a huge variety of modern and trendy outfit styles.
Indonesia’s rich culture manifests itself in many aspects of its heritage, such as traditional attire with its own unique and distinguished designs.
The requirement of hijab is a Qur’anic command. The basic requirement is that a Muslim woman should cover her head and bosom with a khimar (a head covering), and her body with a jilbaab (a loose over-garment). Of course, she can leave her face and hands open. Hijab is religious obligation for muslimah all over the world and it is not a cultural thing, however when it comes to the style, colour, and material of the khimar and jilbab, each Muslim ethnic group can follow the Qur’anic injunction according to their own cultural background.
Indonesian Art & Fashion Culture
Indonesia is considered as home of world handicraft. Every ethnic group has its own uniqueness, style, and philosophy of crafting. Most of them are made from wooden, fabric, stone, and paper. These natural materials were crafted using hands into profitable and aesthetic items.
al haya’u la ya’ti illa bi khayr
“They put the Quran in silk cloth and decorated it with gold and silver but they didn’t make Halal what it made Halal and didn't make Haram what it makes Haram.”
-Sufyan bin Uyainah
Style du jour
The art of mixing casual clothing and glamorous elements effortlessly. Plain, Every day basics including cardigans, tees, jeans, sweatshirts, etc are combined with statement handbags, excessive jewelry, embellishments, and eye catching footwear to create a very luxury yet relaxed look –that’s the definition of a Casual Glam Style. ~Urban Dictionary
Kebaya for Hijabi
Kebaya is the traditional costume from the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese culture but has now been recognized as Indonesia’s national costume for women. Again, different localities have a different take on kebaya, but they are generally made from sheer fabric, like silk, thin cotton, or see-through nylon embellished with brocades and embroidery.