As we know, Indonesians are Muslim majority nation and Islam has been integral part of Indonesian society, including the dress codes. Muslims, particularly women are required to cover most of their body parts. Most Islamic scholars refer to only face and hands that can be seen, while some minorities say that all parts of women’s body are aurat and must be totally covered. From merely sheer veil until burqa can be seen. But time goes by, and Islamic dresses can be fancier and more fashionable than before, and even Indonesia is one of hijabi fashion centres in the world.
Well, as a fake master of fashion, I just share about Islamic dresses from time to time, started from 1910s. Until 1980s, there were few women who wore full hijab and most of them are female Islamic scholars or students in Islamic schools and at the time, hijab was still considered as fundamentalists and underestimated.
Here are some drawings about Islamic dress in Indonesia from 1910s to 1970s, the rest will continue inshaallah tomorrow.