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Besakih Temple

Bali Province – Indonesia

The Besakih Temple (photo: Uwe Aranas/Wikipedia)

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in Bali. It is the Mother Temple. It is a grand complex consisting of 86 shrines built on the slopes of Mount Agung. 70 celebrations are held there every year. A lot of major Balinese celebrations are the most anticipated and fantastic events for domestic/international tourists, but small spiritual ceremonies are also held daily. This place offers a peaceful environment with spectacular landscapes and views of rice fields, hills, mountains, and streams. When you come to visit this place, please wear modest outfits in order to respect the local culture and the sacredness of this place.

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Besakih Temple

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Bali Batik Motifs

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Buketan Bali

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

Pisang Bali

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

Merak Abyorhokokai

The peacock batik motif depicts the bird’s beauty as the focal point of

 

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Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Peresean

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

La Galigo

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Insang Ikan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Cengkeh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Parang Seling

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kuda Kupang

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

Wakatobi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Biji Kopi

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Srimanganti

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

Ake Patra

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

Tenun Bima

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

Rasamala

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

Angsa Duo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kain Cual

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Durian Pecah

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Enggang Dayak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tidayu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Singayaksa

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Sandeq

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ukir Sentani

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kawung

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

Bultiya

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kalo Sara

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Taiganja

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Buketan Bali

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Sekomandi

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Jumputan Bintang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Wirasat

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

Pattimura

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Prada Papua

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Merak Lasem

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