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Aceh Gayo Premium Coffee Festival

The Aceh coffee festival (photo: Banda Aceh Tourism)

Aceh Gayo Premium Coffee Festival

Gayo Aceh Arabica coffee is the best premium organic coffee in the world, as widely recognized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). Aceh province government holds an annual festival to celebrate the coffee tradition, called “A Cup of Aceh Coffee, A Million Flavors”. This festival is one of the long-awaited events by world coffee vendors and connoisseurs. In the festival, you could taste some varieties of premium coffee products, such as honey coffee, Aceh traditional coffee of Kupi Khop and Kupi Sareng, palm coffee, Arabica, and Robusta coffee. In 2018, the event was held from the 15th until 17th December 2018. Keep abreast for the next coffee festival in Aceh!

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Aceh Batik Motifs

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

 

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Dayak Kamang

Kamang motif is generally found in the Dayak tribe shield because it is believed to

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness a unique competition that might not be found other than in

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tengkawang Ampiek

With its many advantages, the Dayaks use this leaf in ritual ceremonies. This plant is a symbol of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kalo Sara

Kalo Sara is a sacred motif for Tolaki ethnic. It is considered as

Karawo Pinang

Pinang refers to the Palm areca tree. This motif is considered as the original

Pisang Bali

This batik motif is usually given by a person to his/her lover who is

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

The Batik motifs in Lampung are dominated by the acculturation of Buddhist and

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Rangkiang

The word “Rangkiang” refers to the rice granary in the Minangkabau language. It symbolizes

Bomba Mawar

This motif means sacred love for family, kingdom, and God; It also illustrates

Anggrek Tewu

This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of

Kawung

The Kawung motif was created by Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (1593 – 1645) as a symbolic gift for

Tubo Kelapa

Coconut tree is a symbol of a good character and strong mentality. It illustrates the more success a person, the more

Peresean

The Peresean is a game that sometimes some kinds of magic are

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tanah Liek

The word “Tanah Liek” refers to clay in Minang language. It is also known as

Prada Papua

The word “Prada” in the Javanese-Indonesian dialect means a batik textile that

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Hiu Taliyasan

Indonesia is also home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Hiu Taliyasan refers to

Kaharingan

The Kaharingan or ‘tree of life’ based on the Dayak tribes’ belief system. This tree symbolizes

Tongkonan

Toraja’s traditional house is called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is a place for

Samudra

This art painting means to be strong-willed person to pursue

Dayak Taghol

Dayak Taghol has a distinctive style of four curved lines and small dots. This motif represents

Ikan tambal

The word “Ikan” refers to fish. The philosophical meaning of Ikan Tambal means is

Bale Lumbu

This motif signifies the welfare of the ancient Sasak society. Bale also symbolizes the

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Wirasat

Wirasat or divine inspiration is a gift from God. This inspiration is symbolized by

Kasih Tak Sampai

‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to

Parang Seling

Parang Seling or “alternating daggers” is a royal batik motif. It is a feminine variant of

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tenun Bima

The motifs are adopted from Bima woven textile. This pattern has received a great

Biji Kopi

The coffee seeds motif illustrates the pride of local coffee specialities in

Gurdo Solo

Gurdo or garuda bird is the mount of the Indian god Vishnu. As the Sun Bird,

Bintik Tujuh

The Bintik Tujuh (Seven Dots) motif has 7 white spots and green color gradation as

Bekantan Pakis

This motif represents Pakis Haji (Polystichum setiferum), an endemic plant in

Merak Ngeram

The hatching peacock motif has a very deep meaning which refers to the sacrifice and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Simpor

This motif is inspired by the Simpor plant (Dillenia Suffruticosa) which is a typical

Rumah Mamuju

the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

Tidayu

The name of this motif is the acronym of three ethnics namely,

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

Burung Bidadari

Bidadari birds are endemic birds in Halmahera. This motif represents an

Daun Sirih

This motif illustrates betel leaves that are used by Lombok communities as traditional

Cengkeh

The clove flower motif is the main commodity of the Tolitoli Regency. This motif represents

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Angsa Duo

According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess

Paqbarre Allo

The word “Barre” means round and “Allo” means the sunlight. This motif is interpreted as

Kuda Sepasang

For the people of Kupang, having a strong horse is a matter of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

If Batik Besurek combines Arabic calligraphy motifs, then the Kaganga batik takes

Sekar Jati

Sekar means flower and Jati refers to teak trees that symbolizes a strong mental character that

Gonggong Beruntun

This motif illustrates that a person should maintain a positive attitude and

Sandeq

Sandeq Boat is a symbol of the maritime importance of the West Sulawesi region. The greatness of

Asmat Papua

The batik motif illustrates the Asmat’s sacred tribal motifs that are

Keluak Daun Pakis

The word “Keluak” is a Minang language which means twisted or tangled. The Motif of

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

The motif illustrates the philosophy of the mangosteen fruit, which is

Leuit Sijimat

This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:

Karawo Mahkuta

Mahkuta refers to Gorontalo’s traditional crown. It represents noble characters of

Enggang Dayak

Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural

Jupri Kembang Teh

Kembang Teh illustrates the tendrils of tea plants that grow in the highlands of

Alam Pantai

The word “Alam Pantai” refers to the natural beauty of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pattimura

Pattimura is the name of an Indonesian hero who fought against colonialism in

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Ake Patra

Ake is related to the divinity and the composition of the universe. It is a symbol of

Merak Lasem

The peacock is considered to be the king of the birds. It represents

Srimanganti

The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to

Gonggong Siput

Gonggong (Strombus Turturella) is one type of sea snail found around

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gorga Simeol-Meol

The Gorga Simeol-meol is a pattern of plant tendrils. it is regarded as a symbol of longevity and

Taiganja

Taiganja is a precious gold pendant that shows the social status of the Kaili family. It is

Abimanyu Prince

This motif implies a hope that the wearer will have the wisdom of

Tikar Natuna

The Tikar Natuna motif is adapted from the traditional making of pandanus mats in

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Gigi Haruan Lidi

The Gigi Haruan Lidi motif is taken from the name of the cork fish and is a symbol of

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, symbolized by

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Kain Cual

Cual textile tradition has existed since the 17th century. The word “Cual” refers to

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

It symbolizes the hierarchy in society and the social status of the Mekongga

Gamolan

This motif illustrates Gamolan, a bamboo musical instrument of Lampung that is

Ukir Sentani

The Ukir motif is a batik motif that is inspired by various traditional Sentani wood carvings

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago in

Gajah Way Kambas

The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. it also symbolizes

Pucuk Mekar

This motive reflects the joy and gratitude to God over the grace of

Rasamala

The Rasamala Batik motif is associated with a story when the Dutch came

Bultiya

The word ‘Bultiya’ is an acronym of the three major tribes in North Kalimantan, namely

Tabir Tanjung

Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in

Awan Berarak

Awan Berarak is a combination of Dayak motifs and Malay patterns. The word ‘Awan Berarak’ means the

Besurek Rafflesia

The term “Basurek” refers to a textile that contains letters or inscriptions

La Galigo

La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that has 300 thousand epic lines. It is considered even

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that