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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot Shrine in Bali (photo: pesonaindonesia)

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset landscape. Its unique offshore setting, the spirit of the place of ancient Hindu shrine offers you an unforgettable experience. Tanah Lot temple complex is surrounded by smaller shrines where you can visit and find the unique architecture of traditional Bali temples. It also hosts a cultural park that shows dance performances regularly. Tanah Lot temple is located in Beraban Village, Tabanan Regency, about 20 Km from Kuta beach and Denpasar city.

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Batik Motifs

Merak Abyorhokokai

The peacock batik motif depicts the bird’s beauty as the focal point of

Buketan Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pisang Bali

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

 

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Motifs

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Lontara

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Prada Papua

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bultiya

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

Kaharingan

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

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Samudra

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Taiganja

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Sandeq

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pattimura

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Cengkeh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Ake Patra

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kawung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pucuk Mekar

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tikar Natuna

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gamolan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kalo Sara

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Bale Lumbu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Sero Tangga

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

La Galigo

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

Rasamala

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

Wirasat

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Srimanganti

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

Tanah Liek

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

Raja Ampat

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

Honai

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Parang Seling

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tongkonan

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tenun Bima

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

Daun Simpor

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

Singayaksa

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sekomandi

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sekar Jati

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Enggang Dayak

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tidayu

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the