Jakarta Street Food: Jamu


I’ve featured a jamu lady before, but in this clip the lady shows where she keeps her money, at 2:30.  It’s tied into one end of her selimut (a piece of cloth normally used for carrying babies).  The selimut is itself wrapped securely around her like a snake.

Most of the Javanese ladies who sell jamu wear the traditional kebaya (a close fitting shirt) and sarong (a single sheet of cloth wrapped around the waist to make a skirt).  This lady is also wearing traditional-looking clothes, but it’s not a kebaya and the pattern on the sarong is unusual to me.  Can anyone tell me from her clothes or her language which culture she’s from?  I would guess she’s Sundanese, since she’s in Jakarta.

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