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Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

Banten province – Java Island, Indonesia

Avalokitesvara Shrine (photo: Tridharma)

Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

If you have a passion for history and you like to get to know new things about the place you visit, you should definitely visit this place. It is the oldest Chinese temple in Banten. While exploring this temple, visitors can see the Goddess Kwan Im (Guan Yin) and relics from the Emperor of China during the Ming Dynasty period. 

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Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

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Banten

Batik Motifs

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Srimanganti

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

Singayaksa

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

 

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Ukir Sentani

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

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

Parang Seling

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Honai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pisang Bali

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

La Galigo

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

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

Cengkeh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kaharingan

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

Tenun Bima

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

Srimanganti

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gamolan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tidayu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Wakatobi

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tongkonan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Lipaq Sabe

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pucuk Mekar

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Merak Ngeram

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pattimura

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Taiganja

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Raja Ampat

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Alam Pantai

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kawung

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

Kalo Sara

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sandeq

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bultiya

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Lontara

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Singayaksa

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Jumputan Bintang

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