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Honai Traditional Houses in Baliem Valley, Papua (photo: @Philomène Martinelli/Wikipedia)

Baliem Valley, Papua (photo: @Detik.net)

Local Communities in Baliem Valley, Papua (photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Baliem Valley

Apart from the breathtaking view you can enjoy here, Baliem Valley is the house of many tribes such as Lani, Yali and Dani. These tribes usually hold a dance performance called “the war dance” which is not a real war. Behind this performance there is an ancient philosophy stating that “your tomorrow must be better than your present”.

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Baliem Valley

Tourist Attractions in Papua

Papua

Batik Motifs

Asmat Papua

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ukir Sentani

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

 

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Motifs

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kaharingan

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

Singayaksa

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gurdo Solo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sekomandi

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

Wakatobi

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Durian Pecah

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Alam Pantai

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

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

Honai

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Asmat Papua

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Karawo Pinang

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

Sandeq

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

Tenun Bima

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

Insang Ikan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Merak Lasem

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rangkiang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Manguni Minahasa

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kawung

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pattimura

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

Gamolan

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

Taiganja

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

La Galigo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Ake Patra

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

Lontara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Parang Seling

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Daun Sirih

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

Raja Ampat

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

Buketan Bali

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

Daun Simpor

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bomba Mawar

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Awan Berarak

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

Cengkeh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Parang Rusak

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