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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

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Abyorhokokai

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pisang Bali

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Jumputan Bintang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Biji Kopi

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

Parang Seling

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

Angsa Duo

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

Taiganja

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

Rangkiang

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sandeq

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

Ake Patra

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Wakatobi

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tenun Bima

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

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,

Awan Berarak

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sekar Jati

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

Samudra

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

Asmat Papua

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gamolan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Srimanganti

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Abimanyu Prince

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Dayak Taghol

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Raja Ampat

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

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bultiya

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Durian Pecah

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

Wirasat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

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

Lontara

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Singayaksa

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pisang Bali

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kain Cual

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

Cengkeh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tikar Natuna

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