It's also used as the name of the metal chain belt used to hold up the batik sarong (skirt) of the Peranakan kebaya. Made out of gold, silver or copper in the old days, the belts have usually intricate designs of birds and flowers.
I managed to get a Tali Pinggang from an old uncle at Sungei Road Theives Market several years ago and I love pairing it with my work dresses. It immediately brings some definition and old world glamour to an otherwise plain outfit.
|Charcoal Mango dress from a flea market, tali pinggang from Sungei Road Theives Market and Bback leather heels from Tangs Studio|