Cultural Destination

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Swimming at Arborek Beach (photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Local Communities in Arborek Village, West Papua (photo: @Kostisolo)

Arborek Village

Come and spend some of your time with Arborek people in Raja Ampat. Try their local food and discover their traditional customs including their handicrafts practices. You can also pamper yourself by chilling and taking a bath in a blue ocean. All of these wonderful experiences are waiting to be explored in Arborek village.

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Arborek Village

Tourist Attractions in West Papua

West Papua

Batik Motifs

Honai

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

Prada Papua

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

Burung Cendrawasih

The Cendrawasih bird is believed as sacred Paradise bird that connects the earth with

Raja Ampat

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

 

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Motifs

Samudra

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Rasamala

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

Buketan Bali

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tongkonan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Abimanyu Prince

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pala Salawaku

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Merak Lasem

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Daun Sirih

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tanah Liek

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

Awan Berarak

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sekar Jati

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

Rangkiang

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

La Galigo

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

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

Lontara

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Wirasat

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

Sekomandi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Peresean

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaharingan

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Mahkota Siger

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

Ake Patra

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

Prada Papua

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life 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

Wakatobi

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tidayu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bultiya

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

Singayaksa

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Jumputan Bintang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Dayak Kamang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Raja Ampat

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

Srimanganti

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Honai

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

Parang Seling

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kalo Sara

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gamolan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,