Friday, July 31, 2009

Perfect Bodies in Perfect Outfits



I took this photo at Pasar Baru (literally: New Market) area.

Pasar Baru is a traditional and semi-mordern market with shops selling nearly all kinds of things: vegetables, fruits and flowers; kitchen utensils, foods; but above all it is well known for its fabric and ready-made clothings at wholesalers' and negotiable prices. Although the name is Pasar Baru (New Market), it is in fact one of the oldest market in the city. It is located at the city center near the Alun-Alun or the city square.

Would not those bodies look perfect in our current definition of a female's "perfect body"? Would not those outfits be just as perfect for those bodies?

They may indeed be ... We must also remember, however, that the definition of beauty and bodily perfection never stay the same at all times and in all places; and there is nothing natural about them. They are culturally-constructed.

7 comments:

Fio said...

Dresses?
At the first moment I thought it was... a composition of bottles!
Lovely colours, nice shot :-)
Greetings from Poland!

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful photo of some elegant and sophisticated dresses!

the donG said...

only slim ladies will use it. hehehe...

ical said...

extremely perfect for only a perfect body!:)

Hilda said...

The colors and embroidery are gorgeous, Eki! No way I'll fit into those things though. I'd look more like a telephone pole than a Coke bottle! ;D

Ranna Subhan said...

nice photo :)

Dila said...

My last visit to Pasar Baru was about 25 years ago. It must be a very different place now. I would definitely visit Pasar Baru on my next trip to Bandung.