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Dayak Historical Objects in Balanga Museum (photo: allindonesiatourism)

Balanga Museum

Originally built as a regional museum, Balanga Museum has many collections on show and in storage, whether cultural, ethnographic, or archeological. As you step into the museum you can really perceive the atmosphere of Dayak people, and you can witness things that belong to some specific phases in the life of a Dayak since his birth.

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Central Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Enggang Dayak

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

Kaharingan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

 

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Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sandeq

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

Honai

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Rangkiang

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

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

Insang Ikan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Parang Seling

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

Durian Pecah

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gumin Tambun

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Samudra

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

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kalo Sara

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Wakatobi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Cengkeh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Alam Pantai

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Srimanganti

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Dayak Taghol

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Singayaksa

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

Sekomandi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

La Galigo

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pattimura

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kain Cual

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

Wirasat

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

Bultiya

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

Angsa Duo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Rasamala

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gentala Arasy

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tongkonan

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

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Merak Lasem

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gamolan

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kawung

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gajah Way Kambas

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