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.