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Malaysia: Cik Siti Wan Kembang by meirenka Malaysia: Cik Siti Wan Kembang by meirenka
This is what Malaya would have worn as Kelantan whenever she encounters Siam, or known now as Thailand.

Siti Wan Kembang

Che Siti Wan Kembang is the legendary queen regnant over a region in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which is now encompassed within Kelantan state. She is believed to have ruled from 1548 to 1580,[1] while other accounts state that she ruled in the 14th century.
Che Siti was famous for her beauty and wisdom. According to one account by the famous Muslim traveller Ibn Battuta, who visited Siti Wan Kembang in 1345, he was enchanted by her "fair complexion" and "appearance of a Turkish princess". In his records, he identified her as Urduga. This description was said to fit Che Siti as she was of Arab blood and was descendant of the royal lineage of Champa-Kelantan-Patani. Ibn Battuta mentioned in his records that the queen was able to converse in fluent Turkish.
She was also known as a warrior princess and was said to be able to enter battle on horseback with a sword with an army of female horseriders. It was said that she and her adopted daughter, Puteri Saadong had mystical powers.
Kelantanese are very proud of their history and the deer generally symbolises Che Siti Wan Kembang as it was her favourite pet. The current state emblem of Kelantan has two deers which represents Kelantan's rich history which can be traced back to the popular queen.[2]
Background

According to certain historical records, Che Siti Wan Kembang was born in 1585. Her parents were Raja Ahmad and Cik Banun, both of royal lineage. Raja Ahmad was crowned Ruler of Kelantan in 1584.
However, Raja Ahmad died in 1589, when the princess was only 4 years old. Therefore Raja Hussein of Johor was made Regent of Kelantan. Che Siti Wan Kembang ascended to the throne of Kelantan in 1610 AD upon the death of Raja Hussein. She was said to have resided in Gunung Chinta Wangsa, Ulu Kelantan, located approximately 40 km from Kuala Krai.
Che Siti never married, and therefore never had children of her own. She adopted Puteri Saadong as her daughter. Puteri Saadong was the princess of the ruler of Jembal, whom Che Siti had close ties with.

Kijang Coins

Differing views are given regarding the origin of the Kijang gold coins. Kijang means deer in the Malay language and derives its name from the deer engraving on the coin. The Kijang coins are generally associated with Che Siti.[3]
According to Kelantanese folklore, some Arab traders presented a Kijang to the Queen. She became very fond of her pet and had it inscribed on the gold coins.
Another version was linked to the influence of Saivite Hinduism. The connection was based on the fact that the earliest issue of Kijang coins resembled the Indian humped-back bull and the bull motif was depicted on ancient Hindu coins which were circulated in the Northern Malay States.[4]

Jelasin Fort

Jelasin fort is situated approximately 4 to 8 km from Kota Bharu, the state capital of Kelantan. It was built in 1563 for Cik Siti Wan Kembang, her adopted daughter Puteri Saadong and Puteri Saadong's husband, Raja Abdullah.[5]
The fort was made from thick wood with beautiful carvings and was very famous during the reign of Che Siti. It was used to defend Kelantan from outside attacks. According to history, Jelasin Fort was attacked by the King of Siam and Puteri Saadong disappeared after that. The condition of the fort soon deteriorated after her disappearance and the ruins of the fort is hardly noticeable nowadays as not much effort has been taken to conserve it.[6]

Succession

Legend has it that Che Siti never died but instead "disappeared" into the mystical world, and reappears from time to time. After her "disappearance", she was succeeded by her adopted daughter, Puteri Saadong, who was the youngest daughter of Raja Jembal.

I'm sorry, akak Sita^^;
This isn't Kedah's dress, but Kelantan's. But, Kelantan is right next to Kedah anyway~!

Malaysia is based on Himaruya's sketch
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sekiDoki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Y'know Siti in Arabic means nenek(grandma). I realize that when my sister brought it up.. :iconblankstareplz: LOL~ Anyway, love your drawings~ They're all soo kawaii!! :la:
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ardini98 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Lawa <33
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sugarhigh123 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
How can you draw that beautifully?? :iconmanlytearsplz:
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meirenka Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
AMG this was last years ugly art of mine:iconpapmingplz:
how can this be beautiful????
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sugarhigh123 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Seriously, this is beautiful. QAQ I can't even draw like this. :iconamericahappyspazzplz:
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eyena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
aaaaw how cute <3
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anvilgurl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
i feel like wearing this someday ~~~~


WHY DO GREAT PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA ALWAYS "DISAPPEAR" TO THE MYTHICAL WORLD???
HANG TUAH ,CHE SITI WAN KEMBANG , WHO ELSE????
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Princess Saadong, The Chinese widow of Mount Kinabalu (sort of), Raja Mambang Segera, Puteri Wanang Seri / Walinong Sari, All 7 Ulek Mayang Princesses (Coming to our world from the sea falling in love with a random dude at the beach, boom they disappear again when 'Big Sis' comes to sight. Repeat this cycle) Princess of Mount Ledang and many others...
If you're shocked out by this... then you haven't seen enough history-legend-myths of M'sia yet. God, I've read something about a huge black tongue that can control flying keris & sundang :icongermanyfacepalmplz:
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anvilgurl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
How amazing it is that we have alot of great people disappear to the Mythical World. Even in this century they still doing it but mostly kidnapping little kids.

Eh!? I thought Puteri Gunung Ledang wasn't human and was from the Mythical world with all the singing flower and animals and her changing form to an old hag.

Lawl~ I wish to know about controlling flying keris and sundsng
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Subhanallah Dik Wahyuuuun!!!!
Can I... can I borrow this Kedah Queen clothes design? It's so pretty/fabulous/majestic \(>v<)/?
I love this!
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meirenka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like this design, akak Sita~!:iconsuperblushplz:

Of course you can! I drew this for you~!
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much Dik Wahyun :D I feel so honored
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's not that I want to interfere... But this is the clothing for Kelantan's Queen, not Kedah. Though, Kelantan is involved with Siam too. Just Kedah and Kelantan's side duties for Siam are quite different. Kedah is assigned more to military while Kelantan is trusted to give princesses and concubines to Siam's King.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Siam has wanting Malaysia since when? OAO Woah.. Siam sure is unpredictable >.>;;
thanks so much for the info Dunyana ^^
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so pretty!!!
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meirenka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~!:iconimhappyplz:
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcoem! :iconeweplz:
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Kedah's dress:
- Baju Berkemban [link] [link]
Worn by local Kedahan women in back in the days. Very easy to be worn since it's in kemban-style and just slip in a selendang at the side.

- Baju Kurung Kedah [link] [link]
Baju Kedah is typically shorter than an average Baju Kurung. Makes in easier back in the days for women warriors move around to fight off Siamese that come to make trouble in Kedah aside from normal housework.

- Pakaian Lindungan Bulan [link]
Worn by a Kedahan princess, Puteri Lindungan Bulan (Princess Zaleha) who died after an Achehnese attack. Her tomb has a 'natural wonder' every 15th of Lunar Calendar where the moon shines everywhere except at the tomb showing the story of the moon 'hiding' her from Achehnese raiders.

Kedah & Kelantan are two different and I mean different state-sultanates. That means they have different culture & dresses. Even if they're next to each other they're totally different. I couldn't help it but help Akak Sita with Kedah's state-dresses. It's a natural instinct of mine ^^; No wonder you thought I'm older that what I always say

Awww~ You didn't draw the crown of Che Siti Wan Kembang~ That's my favourite part~ :iconpfftplz:
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for those clothes link Dunyana OvO
Subhanallah! Malaysia has fabulous wardrobes! I shall have fun drawing her :iconasdfghplz:
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meirenka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
If akak Sita is reading this, I hope you'll use the designs for Malaysia in Maaf~!

Dunyana, Kedah's clothes is too simple, don't you think? But still fancy~and easier to draw!:iconimhappyplz:

Well, I couldn't find the crown^^;
I used this design that I've found in a book called Pakaian Melayu Sepanjang Zaman, and I've found some awesome outfits for Singapore too! I'll see if I can post the designs soon~
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd agree about Kedah's clothes... they look sexy & revealing compared to other states' costumes. I actually like Kelantan's clothes better than Kedah.
Kedah - Perlis, Kelantan, Perak & Terengganu are all under Siam, so M'sia can wear any of these state's clothes. Though I'd still recommend Kelantan or Kedah. Blame the tale of the queens & princesses of Kedah-Kelantan involved with Siam... King Narai x Puteri Saadong especially :iconheeplz:

I think I've heard of the book before Ganu Museum. Never really seen or read it before; just heard that it's quite an informative book.
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, and traditionally the clothing of Che Siti Wan Kembang will acquire the female to slide most or some of their lower hair over their right shoulder if they don't wear a sanggul, similar to what Queen Che Siti always does. A lot of people nowadays seem to forget that part :iconsighingplz:
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Humblehistorian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so lovely :love: :heart: :heart:
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meirenka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~!:icontinoplz:
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Oh my goodness, I see this before going to bed! XD This is gorgeous! I love your drawings, I really do! And oh my, the description was interesting to read too! Good work! <3 Actually, I kinda wanna examine Turkey-Malaysia relations now, oooh... >w>
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meirenka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~! I'm quite surprised myself with the description, Turkey is involved?XD

I thought that if Piri has Urduja, Malaysia has Siti!
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Yeaahh though uh, I guess it doesn't surprise me that much when I think about it... the Ottoman Empire was really widespread and all, he has a ton of connections.

So if Piri has Urduja, Malaysia's got Siti, who's Indonesia got~? /ponderponder
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Kaigaazuko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Indonesia had Keumalahayati?
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