How to Wear Kamen : Balinese Traditional Attire

Traditional Balinese clothes are colourful, extravagant and aesthetically pleasing, they are used for religious ceremonies and daily use.

The clothing is different for males and females. Years ago, the Balinese did not wear any clothing for their upper body. These days, women wear kebaya and men wear collared shirts. This is what the traditional clothing is today:

• Male : shirt, kamen, saput, selendang & udeng
• Female : kebaya, kamen & selendang

The look of Balinese attire has evolved but it’s value as a symbol of honour to Ida Sang Hyang Widhi, has been preserved. These traditional clothes are easy to wear and there are many shops in which to buy traditional Balinese attire; from traditional markets to modern concept stores.

One Comment

  1. Karin Sukarya July 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Regarding “Balinese attire”:
    Balinese do not wear sarong.
    Sarong is a tubular cloth and not allowed to wear to the temple or official event.
    Balinese wear ‘kain panjang or wastra’
    Size +/- 80×150 cm
    Songket for ceremonies and invitations. Endek or Batik for more casual occasions.

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