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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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sandeq

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

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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Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bintik Tujuh

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

Honai

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kawung

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Abimanyu Prince

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

Taiganja

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bultiya

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rasamala

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kain Cual

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lontara

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Daun Sirih

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Wakatobi

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

Tidayu

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Rangkiang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

La Galigo

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tongkonan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tanah Liek

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pisang Bali

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

Sekar Jati

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ake Patra

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

Kalo Sara

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Lipaq Sabe

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

Parang Seling

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

Ikan tambal

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

Alam Pantai

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kaharingan

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Singayaksa

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sandeq

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gamolan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Prada Papua

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Wirasat

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe