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

Asmat Papua

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

 

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Teguh Bersatu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Parang Rusak

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kawung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Srimanganti

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bultiya

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Wakatobi

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Lipaq Sabe

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tubo Kelapa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Mahkota Siger

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sandeq

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

Biji Kopi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bale Lumbu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Singayaksa

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Rangkiang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Parang Seling

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

Lontara

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

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Enggang Dayak

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pattimura

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

La Galigo

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

Taiganja

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pucuk Mekar

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Abimanyu Prince

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

Wirasat

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gamolan

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

Cengkeh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rasamala

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tidayu

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Peresean

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

Samudra

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tongkonan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kain Cual

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Prada Papua

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