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

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West Papua

Batik Motifs

Honai

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

Burung Cendrawasih

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

Prada Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Pala Salawaku

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pattimura

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

Sandeq

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Dayak Kamang

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

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Alam Pantai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kawung

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

Samudra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tongkonan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gamolan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Rusak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Peresean

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pisang Bali

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Cengkeh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Rumah Mamuju

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Taiganja

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Manguni Minahasa

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

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Parang Seling

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Durian Pecah

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gumin Tambun

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Raja Ampat

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

La Galigo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Enggang Dayak

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Srimanganti

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

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

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 Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rasamala

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Desa Na Tolu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rangkiang

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