Indonesia’s national costume for Miss Grand International comes with miniature temples

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter
Photo: Dea Rizkita/Instagram

Over the weekend, Instagram was abuzz with photos of Indonesia’s national costume that was unveiled on Thursday (28 September), ahead of the Miss Grand International beauty pageant.

The elaborately-designed gown in mainly gold and blue, was adorned with “miniature temples” on the tail-end of the skirt. MORPHACIO Body Art, one of the designers behind the costume, named this “The Temple of Generations”.

According to Mayaratih Couture, another designer behind the outfit, the blue wave details on the body reflect the country’s maritime industry.

Themed, “IBU PERTIWI: Langit adalah Ayahku, Bumi adalah Ibuku”, which translates to “Motherland: The sky is my father, the land is my mother”, the outfit will be worn by Indonesian representative Dea Goesti Rizkita.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s national costume had what some might call “serious horsepower”.

Called “Kuda Warisan”, which translates to “Heritage Horse”, the costume is created by Malaysian designer Hana Yaakob and is inspired by the Kuda Lumping or Kuda Kepang, a traditional Javanese dance depicting a group of horsemen. The costume will be worn by Malaysian contestant Sanjeda John.

Photo: Miss Grand Malaysia/ Facebook

Both Dea and Sanjeda will be competing for the title on 25 October in Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island.

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