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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

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West Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

 

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Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Sekomandi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tongkonan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tanah Liek

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Sekar Jati

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

Srimanganti

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

La Galigo

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Asmat Papua

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaharingan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Parang Seling

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

Kawung

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kalo Sara

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pattimura

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Dayak Taghol

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Honai

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

Sandeq

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tidayu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Merak Lasem

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

Wakatobi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Samudra

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

Cengkeh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Taiganja

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

Peresean

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

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

Rasamala

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pisang Bali

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Berarak

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

Buketan Bali

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Raja Ampat

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

Rangkiang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Merak Ngeram

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

Lontara

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tabir Tanjung

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Singayaksa

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

Ake Patra

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

Wirasat

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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