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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

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

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Leuit Sijimat

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

La Galigo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Daun Simpor

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Ikan tambal

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Cengkeh

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

Taiganja

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

Pisang Bali

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pala Salawaku

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

Pattimura

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

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

Singayaksa

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

Sandeq

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

Dayak Taghol

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Raja Ampat

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

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

Kawung

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

Kain Cual

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ake Patra

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Rasamala

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

Durian Pecah

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Merak Lasem

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kalo Sara

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

Honai

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Insang Ikan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pintu Aceh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Rangkiang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Wirasat

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gurdo Solo

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

Bultiya

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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”

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Prada Papua

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

Lontara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tenun Bima

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Mahkota Siger

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gamolan

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

Manguni Minahasa

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