Yuk, Kenalan dengan Pakaian Dalam Papua!

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything”

Sukses menemukan benda sejarah yang sarat budaya, yaitu lemari kaca yang berisikan pakaian dalam  di daerah Papua jaman dulu. Now they start to use our clothes even in several remote areas of Papua, this kind of underwear and bra’s are still existing. Seketika saya tertawa terbahak-bahak sambil membayangkan apa jadinya jika saya hidup di masa ataupun daerah yang menggunakan kain anyaman kulit kayu sebagai penutup dada, gatal-gatalkah?

Penutup Dada Papua (Dok.Dynaputri)

Women and bra are like two best friends, no matter what.. they stay close to each others just like paper and glue. Jika mengetik di kotak search google mengenai asal bra, hasilnya selalu saja dikaitkan dengan perempuan Perancis yang disebut-sebut sebagai penemu bra for the first time, I believe her name was Mary Jacob. Literary bra in France language means upper arm. Mary created bra dari sapu tangan yang dipercantik dengan pita dan tali pada tahun 1913. Saat itu brackless bra milik Mary berjaya karena belum ada competitor, hingga tahun 1922, Ida Rosenthal dan Enid Bissett, menambahkan “cup” pada bra dengan berbagai macam ukuran yang dapat memperindah bentuk payudara wanita.

Lantas bagaimana bra bisa eksis di Indonesia? Tahukah Anda bahwa bra adalah salah satu peninggalan jajahan belanda untuk kita. Bra modern dibawa oleh noni Belanda yang menetap di Indonesia ketika jaman penjajahan. Negara Perancis yang berbatasan langsung dengan Belanda turut memberikan pengaruh terhadap perkembangan pakaian dalam negara kincir angin. Jika Perancis menggunakan kata bra, Belanda menyebutnya dengan kata BH, singkatan dari ‘Buste Hounder‘ yang berarti pemegang / penyangga payudara. Semenjak kehadiran noni-noni Belanda, perempuan Indonesia kala itu meniru BH untuk dikenakan di balik kebaya, bahkan penyebutan kata BH masih eksis hingga sekarang.

Pakain Dalam Pria (dok.dynaputri)

Benda yang terbuat dari logam dan perunggu berfungsi sebagai celana dalam pria, namun hanya menutupi area “penting”-nya saja. Fiiiuuuh untung saja, UU pornografi  belum digalakkan di daerah tertinggal.

Emm, coba bandingkan deh gambar  pakaian dalam pria satu dan dua. There is a big differences right? I think, pakaian dalam pria pada perkembangannya sama seperti bra yang  akhirnya punya banyak ukuran. Berhubung hanya ada 2 tipe ukuran logam maupun perunggu pada masa itu, saya pun mengambil kesimpulan bahwa  hanya ada 2 tipe pria, yang pertama si pendek tapi lebar dan  kedua si panjang namun agak kurus. Well.. kalau ada yang nemu si panjang dan juga lebar, itu berarti bonus. Hihihi

Pakaian Dalam Pria (Dok.Dynaputri)

Bagaimanapun, baju tradisional  adalah cermin budaya yang harusnya dibiarkan saja. Tidak usah memaksakan  suatu daerah tertinggal menggunakan pakaian seperti yang kita gunakan, biarkan mereka berkembang dengan sendirinya sesuai dengan cara hidup mereka masing-masing.

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Hijabers Community, a Stylish Moslem Phenomenom

New way of wearing veil
http://reshoppe.blogspot.com

Known as the biggest Moslem country in the world, there is no wonder that one can see Moslem women wearing veils almost everywhere in Indonesia. Wearing veil is one of the obligations for Moslem women to get God’s willing in their lives. The main points of wearing it is to look modest and to be protected from sexual harassment. Although it upholds religious values, wearing veils used to be closely related to be the dressing style of old or mature Moslem women. In another situation, women wear veils after they get married. It happens because wearing veils needs a personal commitment between a woman and God. Those who are not ready for that religious commitment will find it difficult to wear polite long dress and veil that don’t show any of her body curve nor hair. This kind of dressing is known as jilbab. Because of the rules for wearing jilbab, many women prefer wearing veils after they get married.

As time goes by, many Indonesian women wear veils now. Instead of jilbab, they prefer wearing hijab. Hijab has replaced jilbab and currently becomes the new way of dressing for young Moslem women, even teenagers. Hijab and jilbab basically have the same meaning, which is to cover women and protect them from unwanted treatments. However, hijab style offers bright colors like pink or yellow, various veil creation, two-piece kind of dresses that sometimes show the body curve because the outfits are not too loose like conventional jilbab ones.

Hijabers, a nick for women who wear hijabs, are often seen young, fresh, fashionable and cool. Their style has become trending since last year and it seems that more and more young Moslem women wear hijabs because of them. More surprisingly, in 2012 several hijabers went online and established a community for hijabers named Hijabers Community (HC). Hijabers community established in every big cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and etc. They have made tutorial videos on how to stylize the veil and posted them on blog, and as well shared the latest hijab style, fashion tips, life events, community reports, and memberships. Not only being active online, HC also compiled the hijab tutorial photos into books. The books are now displayed in best-selling section in bookstores all over Jakarta. Their event also corporate with famous local brand such as Wardah cosmetics.  From what I see, Internet has united the hijabers and turned them into the new walking fashion icons in daily life. Before hijabers exist like nowadays, women had to go to the market to buy veils and the style are so freakin boring. Now they can buy veils and stylish Moslem hijabs with various colors and fashionable-gorgeous style through online shops.

Hijabers plays with bright color and motive
http://reshoppe.blogspot.com