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Al Mashun Historical Mosque of Medan

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Al Mashun Historical Mosque of Medan

The historic mosque is a relic of the Sultanate of Deli. It was built during the reign of Sultan Ma’mun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alam in 1906, and it was designed by architects from the Netherlands. The historic building is an elegant mixture of Indian, European, and Malay cultures.

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Al Mashun Historical Mosque of Medan 

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North Sumatra

Batik Motifs

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Ualu

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

 

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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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kawung

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Taiganja

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kalo Sara

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

Lipaq Sabe

Lipaq Saqbe contains a simple geometric classical motif with various flower decorations. This textile is

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bultiya

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

Srimanganti

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

Lontara

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tabir Tanjung

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

Honai

The Honai is inspired by the traditional house of the Papuan community living in

Wirasat

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sandeq

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

Gumin Tambun

Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and

Sekar Jati

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Mahkota Siger

Siger is the crown of a noblewoman in ancient time. It is a symbol of femininity, strength, and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Wakatobi

It symbolizes the coastal beauty of the Wakatobi island and the symbol of Patra symbolizes

Cengkeh

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

Pattimura

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

Teguh Bersatu

This batik motif shows the strength of the people of Kupang. It also represents a sense of

Tenun Bima

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

Durian Pecah

Broken Durian motifs depict the foundation of faith. The second half signifies the mastery of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gentala Arasy

Built as high as 80 meters, the tower also highlights the historical side of

Alam Pantai

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rasamala

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Asmat Papua

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pisang Bali

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

As you can imagine, the most authentic thing is that you can buy things and even

Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

Pucuk Rebung symbolizes heart determination in achieving goals, good luck, and

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Manguni Minahasa

Manguni is identified as the symbol of the Minahasa people. Manguni is known as a

Sido Mulyo

Sidomulyo is one of the classical motifs, which is specifically used for the bride’s costume in

Peresean

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rangkiang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

La Galigo

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

Prada Papua

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Samudra

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kuda Sepasang

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

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Gamolan

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

Insang Ikan

Insang refers to the gills of the fish. This is a typical pattern of Malay ethnic who inhabits

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kuda Kupang

Horses symbolize wealth. It contains noble values of virtuous characters that bring

Kain Cual

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

Sero Tangga

The Sero Tangga illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil

Merak Lasem

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

Tidayu

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

Ake Patra

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bale Lumbu

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