Cultural Destination

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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

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Batik Motifs

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ukir Sentani

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

 

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Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pattimura

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ukir Sentani

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sandeq

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Srimanganti

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pala Salawaku

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Rasamala

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Honai

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Alam Pantai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kawung

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Dayak Kamang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

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

Gamolan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gurdo Solo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Wirasat

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Prada Papua

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Taiganja

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Leuit Sijimat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Cengkeh

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

La Galigo

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kain Cual

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sekomandi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tidayu

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

Peresean

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

Singayaksa

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bultiya

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

Insang Ikan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tangerang Herang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Berarak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Parang Seling

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Buketan Bali

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Durian Pecah

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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