Children Customary Clothes in Malay Ceremonies of Adat Memijak Tanah; baby’s First Step Ceremony and Adat Bertindik; Ear Piercing Ceremony.
Nor Idayu Ibrahim1, Arba’iyah Ab. Aziz2, Mohamad Kamal Abd. Aziz3, Siti Hazwani Mohd Khalili4, Zalina Mohd Zamri5

1Nor Idayu Ibrahim, Ph.D Candidate, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2Arba’iyah Ab. Aziz, Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia.
3Mohamad Kamal Abd. Aziz, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia.
4Siti Hazwani Mohd Khalili, Academician International Islamic University of Malaysia.
5Zalina Mohd Zamri, Senior Lecturer, Kolej Poly-Tech Mara Ipoh, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 792-797 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11380476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The malay archipelago, malay community have a unique tradition and custom that are aligned to their belief and lifestyle. each ceremony is regarded as unique and special as they have different purposes and different participants. this research is focused on two different ceremonies which emphasized on children customary clothes. the ceremonies are adat memijak tanah; (baby’s first step ceremony) and adat bertindik; (ear pearcing ceremony). this research contributes to a new knowledge of some malay practices towards children. this study emphasizes on meyer schapiro’s theory of style in the context of artifacts or material culture objects where the culture is constantly being reinvented in different times and places[10]. this research paper applies the qualitative method due to its flexibility views from the informants, and observations made from the photo collection of these ceremonies. this study provides valuable source of references in malay custom and culture that benefits for all especially the malays inclusive all ages, researchers, museum curators, academicians, scholars, students, and also cultural activists in archieving the customary clothes in malay ceremonies.
Keywords: Customary Clothes, Children, Malay Tradition, Baby’s First Step Ceremony, Ear Piercing Ceremony.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences