38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 4)

See you again in my next article. I will continue to introduce you to rich the culture of Indonesia from the fashion side. Here I will present an article about 38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 4)

This time we will look at the archipelago in southeastern Indonesia. There are 4 provinces, namely Bali Province, East Nusa Tenggara Province, West Nusa Tenggara Province, and Gorontalo Province.

Gorgeous Traditional Wedding Dresses of The Archipelago in Southeastern Indonesia

38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 4)

For tourism lovers, you must already know the natural beauty of this Indonesia region which is located in the southeast.

  • The beauty of the island of Bali is very famous around the world. They call Bali the island of the Gods.
  • Komodo Island, Kelimutu Lake (three colored lakes), and Pink Beaches in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. 
  • Mount Rinjani, Gili Trawangan Island, and Kuta Beach which is located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara. 
  • Meanwhile, in the province of Gorontalo, there are many waterfall tours and underwater natural beauty tours. 

Besides what I mentioned above, there are many more natural beauty tourism spots there. But, now I want to introduce the beauty of these areas in terms of fashion. Those are gorgeous traditional wedding dresses from several provinces. Let's see them one by one!

22. Bali Province Traditional Wedding Dresses

First, Balinese traditional clothing is often used as wedding clothing is named "Payas Agung". 

Payas Agung is dominated by gold color. For the bride, a high crown makes the bride look beautiful, graceful, and gorgeous.

The bride's attire is made of Balinese woven cloth which consists of two parts, the upper part is called "Angkin Prada" as a breast cover that is equipped with a shoulder covering scarf, and "Kamen Prada" covers the waist down to the toes.

As a complement, there are also some accessories that are worn such as decorations on the neck, arm bracelets, bracelets, and belts which are all also golden in color. 

Bali Province Traditional Wedding Dress - Image Credit Pinterest Community

Clothing for the groom is also dominated by golden color. At the top wear, a shirt with a typical low-collared model, and at the bottom wear Balinese woven cloth with the same pattern as the cloth worn by the bride.

Like the bride, the groom also wears several accessories, such as a crown and belt which are made of Balinese cloth. In addition, the groom also brings a small long knife called "Keris" which symbolizes strength and courage.

23. Traditional Wedding Dresses of West Nusa Tenggara Province

Next, one of the tribes in the province of West Nusa Tenggara is the "Sumbawa" tribe, which is also called the "Samawa".

This tribe lives in the central and western regions of the island of Sumbawa. They often refer to their tribe as "Tau Sumbawa".

West Nusa Tenggara Province Traditional Wedding Dress - Image Credit Pinterest Community

Sumbawa traditional wedding dresses have their own characteristics. For the groom, the traditional cloth is called the "Gadu" dress. 
This "Gadu" shirt has long sleeves and is black in color, beside that this "Gadu" shirt is also decorated with flower embroidery using gold and silver color thread. 

At the bottom wearing black trousers decorated with gold and silver thread embroidery.  

Several other accessories were also added to complete the groom's appearance, such as a unique hat, a small red scarf on the "Gadu" shirt, and a small skirt over the trousers.  

For the bride wear a short-sleeved top with flower embroidery using gold and silver thread. And, at the bottom wears a long skirt made of cloth with a checkered pattern.  

Additional accessories worn by the bride are the unique crown, a gorgeous necklace, and bracelets. Also, a handkerchief and a small skirt on the long skirt make the appearance perfect. 

24. East Nusa Tenggara Province Traditional Dresses for Wedding

Further, there are many tribes in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, including the "Rote" tribe. And, the clothes of the Rote tribe have become a symbol of the traditional clothes of East Nusa Tenggara at the National level.

East Nusa Tenggara Province Traditional Wedding Dress - Image Credit Pinterest Community

The traditional wedding dress for this area is very unique.
For the bride, use a long woven cloth that is wrapped around the chest down. Then, covered on the shoulders by a woven shawl with the same pattern.

The bride's appearance is perfected with the gold color accessories on the head, chest, waist, and arms.

For the groom, the most unique is his hat. The hat for the groom is called "Ti'i Langga" which looks like a typical Mexican Sombrero hat.
For his attire, the groom wears a long sleeves shirt and trousers in neutral colors like black or white.

Next as a complement,  the groom also uses a woven cloth that partially covers the bottom of the pants. 
In addition, the scarf with the same pattern woven is placed across the shoulder or only on one shoulder.

25. Gorontalo Province Traditional Wedding Dresses

Furthermore, Gorontalo traditional wedding dresses look luxurious and elegant. 

The bride's dresses consist of three parts. At the top wear a shirt with long sleeves, while at the bottom is an underskirt and then a cloth full of ornate golden color ornaments.

Meanwhile, the groom's attire consists of a long-sleeved shirt with a low collar for the top and trousers for the bottom.

Gorontalo Province Traditional Wedding Dress - Image Credit Pinterest Community

The appearance of the two brides was decorated with various accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, and belts, all of which were also golden in color.
And, what is most unique is that the two brides wear crowns which are decorated with lots of ornaments including goose feathers.

In fact, these traditional wedding dresses from the Southeastern part of Indonesia are as beautiful as their natural beauty. After reading this 38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 4) post, what comes to your mind? 

What do you think about the beauty and cultural diversity in Indonesia?
Now is your turn to give a view and opinion about it in the comment box below!

I hope this article can add to your insight into fashion in other parts of the world.

Don't miss the next articles that I will present from other provinces of Indonesia.

Have a nice life!

You may like to read:

38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 3)

38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 2)

38 Most Beautiful Indonesian Traditional Wedding Dresses (Part 1) 


  1. Brilliant post, I love oriental wardrobe and will sure get one when i travel to your lovely country

    1. You will love a lot of things here and enjoy the natural beauty of my lovely Country

  2. These dresses look very interesting to me. I don't know much about Indonesian culture, and I enjoyed learning a bit more. Thanks for sharing this amazing post! I especially like the black-yellow-red one.

  3. Oh my gosh, I am loving all of the colors here. They are all so beautiful! I love the headpieces as well.

  4. I love love love all of this color with the pops of gold! And those headpieces are absolutely stunning! So detailed and beautiful!

  5. I just love the colors and the patterns on these dresses. This will help me with my dress shopping.

  6. It's impressive how each region's geographical and cultural background influences the design and symbolism of their wedding attire!

    1. Yes... in each region we have different languages, food, clothing and customs

  7. These are beautiful! I love the clothing as well as all the intricate headpieces. Such interesting pieces and so many wonderful details.

  8. Wow, what an incredible journey through the traditional wedding dresses of southeastern Indonesia! Each province showcased its unique cultural identity through these stunning garments. The richness of colors, intricate patterns, and the symbolism behind each accessory truly reflect the deep-rooted traditions and heritage of Indonesia.

    Exploring the beauty of these dresses also opens up a window into the diverse cultures thriving in Indonesia. It's fascinating to see how each province has its distinct style, yet they all share a common thread of celebrating love and marriage in such a grand and ornate manner.

    The descriptions of the dresses, from the golden dominance in Bali to the unique hats of East Nusa Tenggara, paint a vivid picture of the pride and craftsmanship embedded in Indonesian culture. Moreover, the inclusion of accessories like crowns, necklaces, and belts adds an extra layer of elegance to these already mesmerizing ensembles.

    Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these traditional wedding dresses serve as a testament to the cultural richness and diversity of Indonesia. They embody centuries-old traditions passed down through generations, each stitch carrying a story of heritage and identity.

    Overall, this exploration of Indonesian traditional wedding dresses not only showcases the country's beauty but also highlights the importance of preserving and cherishing cultural heritage in today's globalized world. It's truly a reminder of the beauty and depth of Indonesia's cultural tapestry.

  9. Traditional Indonesian wedding dresses are exquisite, showcasing intricate designs and vibrant colors that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia. The elaborate details and luxurious fabrics of these dresses truly make them a sight to behold during weddings.

  10. can't pick a favorite... the rich colors and beautiful patterns remind me of many Indian outfits as well, and having spent time in Indonesia for a few weeks, I love the culture

  11. Reading about the traditional wedding attire in Bali Province brings back memories of our recent travel to Bali. The prevailing color of gold in the wedding attire means luck in Chinese and that is a clever way of meeting life as a married couple.


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