Bali island is famously known for its beautiful scenery with an amazing landscape. It is also well known for their holiest pray for Hinduism in Bali, traditional custom culture, and Balinese traditional music instruments. Commonly Balinese will wear some specific traditional clothes in every sacred event such as Hinduism rituals on their custom cultures.
Balinese traditional clothes have so many different types and models as the representative of Balinese culture. Commonly the clothes come in so many variant colors and have beautiful accessories. In specific, there are specific types both for the man and women clothes.
So, let’s see some of the list below of the beautiful Balinese traditional clothes that you should know. Their clothes still exist now, and the Balinese keep them properly from extinction.
1. Safari Clothes
Safari clothes are a kind of Balinese traditional clothes that should be worn by Balinese men. It is has a collar and two pockets on the bottom of the shirt with a specific shirt model of Safari clothes.
Safari clothes represent the cleanest and holyness things in Balinese culture. That is why commonly these clothes have a white color and should be worn in a specific important event, rituals, or custom cultural ceremony.
Udeng is a kind of traditional Balinese clothes that should be worn by men on their heads. It looks similar to a hat but with a specific tied in Balinese knot in the middle of the tied. Commonly Balinese sew the knot so that it keeps the Udeng in a specifically tied knot.
Udeng is made from good fabric material so that it is comfortable to wear. There are two kinds of Udeng in Balinese traditional clothes with a plain and color type. The plain type should be wear on the ritual, pray, or specific custom cultural ceremony.
For daily wear, you can use the color type of Udeng with your favorite color. Commonly Balinese loves the colors type of Udeng so that they wear it daily outside the prayer time.
Kamen is a kind of Balinese traditional clothes that should be worn by women. It looks similar to a long skirt but comes in a long fabric only. You should tie it up neatly so that you can using it as a skirt.
Kamen has so many variant colors and beautiful motifs. Commonly it represents Balinese culture that is imprinted on the fabric. You can use this kind of skirt for Balinese ritual, prayer time, or specific custom cultural ceremonies.
4. Balinese Kebaya
Balinese Kebaya is a kind of Balinese traditional clothes that should be worn by women. It looks similar to another kebaya in Indonesia such as in Javanese Kebaya in common. The difference from another region about Balinese Kebaya is in how you wear it.
Balinese Kebaya should be wear with the Kamen and the Balinese Prada belt. Moreover, you should wear all the completeness of Balinese traditional clothes. It has so many beautiful variant colors, but commonly Balinese wearing white for prayer needs or other rituals.
5. Balinese Prada Belt
Balinese Prada belt is a kind of shawl that you should wear with the Balinese Kebaya and Kamen. This is not only an accessory of the clothes but also an important part of Balinese traditional clothes that can’t be avoided.
Balinese Prada belt represents the shawl for protecting every woman on their body, specifically the rectum. Balinese believe that the rectum is a graciousness from God. That is why they should wear the Prada around their stomach as a protection.
6. Pusung Tagel Bun
Balinese women should wear the Pusung Tagel bun on their hair while using the Balinese traditional clothes. Their hair should be bun neatly with some Balinese accessories. Commonly the accessories come in a gold color with some white accents.
There are three types of bun in Balinese traditional clothes that represent women’s marital status. Pusung Gonjer bun should be worn by the single women and Pusung Kepupu should be worn by every widow.
7. Payas Agung
Payas Agung is a kind of traditional Balinese clothes with an elegant type than the usual clothes. Commonly these clothes should be wear in a wedding ceremony or a specific Balinese ritual such as an important ritual with the traditional dances from Bali.
Commonly the color of the Payas Agung has a combination color with red, gold, and white which integrates perfectly with the beautiful words in the Bali language. Both men and women should be wearing the big crown on their head completes with the Balinese Keris for the men.
8. Payas Madya
Payas Madya is a kind of traditional Balinese clothes that you can wear daily. Commonly the clothes come in a simple way comparing with the Payas Agung. The man will be wearing white Safari clothes or other colors completes with the Udeng.
Meanwhile, the women can be wearing the white or other colors of Balinese Kebaya completes with the colorful Prada and Kamen.
9. Payas Alit
Payas Alit is a kind of Balinese traditional clothes that you can wear daily and can be bought in the best traditional markets in Bali. It looks similar to the Payas Madya but with more simple wearing. Commonly Balinese use their traditional clothes daily for prayer with white color.
Both men and women will be wearing complete Balinese traditional clothes even for daily prayer. Their clothes represent the holiness and sacredness of their wish to God.
So, there are some glances about the traditional Balinese clothes that you should know. Most of them are still exist now as a representative of Balinese characteristics that won’t be extinct easily.