Killer’s Fashion: Transforming the Potential of Nias Saber’s Amulets into Indonesian Fashion Accessories

Authors

  • Kezia Clarissa Langi Doctoral Program of Art and Design, Bandung Institut of Technology
  • Setiawan Sabana Bandung Institute of Technology
  • Hafiz Aziz Ahmad Bandung Institute of Technology
  • Dian Widiawati Bandung Institute of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21512/humaniora.v11i2.6416

Keywords:

amulet, culture, fashion accessories, innovation, Nias’ saber

Abstract

This research was conducted to discover the potential of Nias saber’s amulets into fashion accessories also to introduce the tradition of Nias saber’s amulets into society. Nias war costume had its unique way of distinguishing each other and gaining a spiritual strength, which was to accessorize its war costume with small amulets. This tradition was a new inspiration for developing a fashion look with local identity. Exploring Indonesian culture in the form of fashion accessories was done in order to extract Indonesian potential in the fashion industry. Styling small ‘amulets’ into clothing could elevate one’s look while gaining a local meaning. This research used a qualitative method to achieve its purpose. The outcome of this research shows that Nias war costume’s amulet can be an inspiration for today’s fashion accessories that serve traditional meaning to the wearer.

Author Biographies

Setiawan Sabana, Bandung Institute of Technology

Faculty of Art and Design, Professor

Hafiz Aziz Ahmad, Bandung Institute of Technology

Faculty of Art and Design, Associate Professor

Dian Widiawati, Bandung Institute of Technology

Faculty of Art and Design, Associate Professor

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Published

2020-10-16