Woman's embroidered blouse, kebaya, for Chinese Indonesian woman. It is made of fine gauze fabric and embroidered with mauve and white flowers with yellow stamens and green leaves. It is shaped to fit the waist by the insertion of darts under the arms. It hangs down at the front centre. The hem, front opening, and sleeves have scalloped edges, reflecting the shape of the embroidered motifs.

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