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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

Merak Abyorhokokai

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

Buketan Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pisang Bali

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Tenun Bima

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

Kawung

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

Sekar Jati

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

Merak Lasem

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

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Wirasat

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ake Patra

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pisang Bali

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

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Prada Papua

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Peresean

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Taiganja

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

Raja Ampat

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sandeq

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaharingan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Singayaksa

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Srimanganti

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Cengkeh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Biji Kopi

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

Kalo Sara

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Lontara

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Insang Ikan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Honai

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bultiya

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Sirih

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Manguni Minahasa

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Samudra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gamolan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tongkonan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Wakatobi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gonggong Siput

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe