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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

Tongkonan

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Rangkiang

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

Kain Cual

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rasamala

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

Parang Seling

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tanah Liek

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Lipaq Sabe

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Buketan Bali

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

La Galigo

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Wirasat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kawung

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Samudra

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pattimura

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

Prada Papua

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Wakatobi

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

Sandeq

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

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gonggong Siput

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Angsa Duo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sekomandi

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bultiya

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Ikan tambal

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tongkonan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sero Tangga

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

Insang Ikan

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gamolan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Srimanganti

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Biji Kopi

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

Peresean

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

Tenun Bima

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

Daun Simpor

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kaharingan

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Desa Na Tolu

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