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Ammatoa Indigenous Village

Ammatoa Indigenous Village (Photo: CeritaFebrian)

Kajang community in Ammatoa Village (Photo: @educationtech)

Ammatoa Indigenous Village

As soon as you enter in this village you can really perceive the locals’ willingness to have you in their village. In fact you will find something which tells “Welcome to Ammatoa Indigenous Village”. This village is inhabited by the Kajang tribe, which is one of the oldest tribe existed in Indonesian archipelago. When exploring the village, if you notice, most houses have similar shape and follow the same direction. Kajang tribe is known for their local wisdom to communicate with nature. In addition, they have a typical traditional ceremony that is practised to reveal one’s lies. The villains and those whose lies are proven during the ceremony will be punished according to the custom. Black is the typical colour used by local villagers, as it is  considered as the metaphor of truth and honesty. Do you want to experience another cultural sensation? Come here and feel the difference!

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Batik Motifs

Paqbarre Allo

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

La Galigo

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Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekomandi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Merak Lasem

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Taiganja

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

Samudra

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

Cengkeh

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

Bultiya

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

Kawung

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Biji Kopi

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Wakatobi

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

Honai

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

Lontara

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ake Patra

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

Tongkonan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sero Tangga

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

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Rangkiang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sandeq

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Parang Seling

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pattimura

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Daun Sirih

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

Wirasat

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Rasamala

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kaharingan

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

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago 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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gonggong Beruntun

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

La Galigo

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gamolan

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

Awan Berarak

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

Parang Rusak

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Durian Pecah

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Dayak Taghol

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Alam Pantai

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

Peresean

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

Kain Cual

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

Tanah Liek

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gentala Arasy

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