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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

Desa Na Tolu

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

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Lontara

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Parang Rusak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pala Salawaku

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Alam Pantai

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gamolan

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

Kawung

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

La Galigo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Sekomandi

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sekar Jati

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sandeq

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Rasamala

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Cengkeh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Singayaksa

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tangerang Herang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Insang Ikan

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gurdo Solo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kain Cual

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kalo Sara

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pisang Bali

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tidayu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Honai

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tikar Natuna

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

Srimanganti

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Biji Kopi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Prada Papua

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Ake Patra

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Wakatobi

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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