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InkTober Day 5 and 6: Matryoshka Baju Kurung

Matryoshka Hari Raya HajiI’m cheating a little bit today.  I made two drawings today to catch up with my InkTober promise. For my InkTober drawings for Day 5 and 6, I decided to try drawing a matryoshka version of a Muslim Malay girl and a Muslim Malay boy celebrating Hari Raya Haji in Singapore. Yesterday, October 5, Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice. It is to honor the Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his own son to God as an act of submission.

I remember how it was one of two major Muslim holidays in Singapore, and it was called Hari Raya Haji. I remember seeing Muslim families going around for their traditional family visits. I remember seeing Malay Muslim families dressed up in traditional costume, the baju kurung, of the same color, usually in shades of green, red or yellow. It was always nice to see families happily celebrating together.

This drawing was made with Kuretake ZIG Drawing Pen 0.1 in black and Akashiya Fude Sai Japanese Traditional Colors pens.