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Balla Peu Village (Photo: @Lantangsura)

Traditional Architecture in Balla Peu Village (Photo: @Rusmianti19)

Balla Peu Village

If you are interested in rural culture, this place will give them the opportunity to have a deep understanding of the amazing Mamasa culture. Once you arrive in this village, you will have the chance to look at the local architecture which dominates the typical houses of the place. You will be hosted by the local people and have a close look to their traditions, such as the ‘Tenung”. It is a woven cloth with different motifs produced by the women.

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Balla Peu Village

Tourist Attractions in West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Sandeq

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sekomandi

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

 

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Tabir Tanjung

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

Ake Patra

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Taiganja

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kaharingan

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

Rasamala

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Wirasat

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

Parang Rusak

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Burung Bidadari

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

Karawo Pinang

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

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tongkonan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Wakatobi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sido Mulyo

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Samudra

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Peresean

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Asmat Papua

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

Lontara

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

Kain Cual

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

La Galigo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kawung

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Merak Lasem

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pattimura

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pisang Bali

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

Srimanganti

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tenun Bima

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

Biji Kopi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Honai

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tikar Natuna

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Singayaksa

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