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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

La Galigo

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

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

 

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Leuit Sijimat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Samudra

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Sero Tangga

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

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

Kalo Sara

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tenun Bima

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

La Galigo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tongkonan

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Parang Rusak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kawung

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Honai

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

Rasamala

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

Pattimura

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Insang Ikan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sido Mulyo

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

Rangkiang

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

Lontara

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

Wirasat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Raja Ampat

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

Sekomandi

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bultiya

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

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kaharingan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Singayaksa

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tidayu

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

Kain Cual

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

Peresean

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gamolan

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

Sandeq

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tikar Natuna

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Merak Lasem

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Burung Bidadari

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