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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

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Honai

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Samudra

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

Gamolan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Ake Patra

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

Peresean

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Mahkota Siger

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

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Biji Kopi

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life 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

Rasamala

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Taiganja

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Dayak Kamang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Parang Seling

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tangerang Herang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kawung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rangkiang

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kaharingan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Cengkeh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tongkonan

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

Srimanganti

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Lontara

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

Alam Pantai

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sekar Jati

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tenun Bima

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kain Cual

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pisang Bali

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Parang Rusak

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Asmat Papua

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Wirasat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sekomandi

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

Jumputan Bintang

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