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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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