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Kingdom of Butterflies – Bantimurung National Park

Bantimurung Park (Photo: Ardiyanta)

Wild Butterflies at Bantimurung (Photo: @Febri Rama)

Museum of Butterflies (Photo: @PanduanWisata)

Kingdom of Butterflies – Bantimurung National Park

Have you ever thought if the Kingdom of Butterflies really exists in the world? From the name of this park, it is easy to predict the sensation residing within it. The name Bantimurung is a combination of the words “membanting kemurungan” which literally means “get rid of sadness”. You could see and interact with rare species of butterflies that living here. Come and feel the peaceful happiness of this place!

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Kingdom of Butterflies – Bantimurung National Park

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Batik Motifs

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tongkonan

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

Lontara

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

La Galigo

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

 

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Motifs

Lipaq Sabe

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kaharingan

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

Pattimura

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

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

Tanah Liek

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Srimanganti

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pala Salawaku

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gentala Arasy

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

Gamolan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Kawung

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Buketan Bali

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Prada Papua

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

Cengkeh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tongkonan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gurdo Solo

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

Samudra

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

Sekomandi

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

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

Rasamala

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

Asmat Papua

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Parang Seling

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kain Cual

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

Durian Pecah

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

Sero Tangga

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tidayu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Taiganja

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Bultiya

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Desa Na Tolu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Wakatobi

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sandeq

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Daun Sirih

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rangkiang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ukir Sentani

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Peresean

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Lontara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Jumputan Bintang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Singayaksa

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural