The kebaya is a traditional long-sleeved top garment, worn as part of an ensemble with the batik sarong. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong. The nyonya kebaya is a piece of artwork in itself. It is fashioned in such a way that it appears ornate and appealing to the eye. This Nyonya Kebaya design motif is taken from the spectacular collection of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, late wife of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.