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Betang Traditional House

Betang Traditional House of Dayak Community in Pontianak City (photo: Ricky Rahmanto)

Betang Traditional House

The Betang house is the traditional Dayak Great House, and it contains a lot of its spiritual and pragmatical expressions. Each directionality, material, decoration, and measurement conforms to a specific native religious principle. Betang House is the heart of the social and cultural life of the Dayak. In this huge building, whole clans live together harmoniously. All agreements are made for the common welfare and the welfare of each individual, and “togetherness” is considered to be the most important value.

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Betang Traditional House

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Pontianak City

Pontianak City

The capital city of West Kalimantan that also known as the “Equator Zero”. Apart from this unique

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West Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Tidayu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Awan Berarak

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

 

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Daun Sirih

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pisang Bali

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tenun Bima

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Taiganja

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Wirasat

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

Wakatobi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sandeq

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaharingan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gamolan

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

Srimanganti

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

Parang Rusak

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ake Patra

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Daun Simpor

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Rumah Mamuju

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

La Galigo

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lontara

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

Prada Papua

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

Sekomandi

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

Singayaksa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rasamala

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Alam Pantai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Honai

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

Kain Cual

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Parang Seling

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

Buketan Bali

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

Samudra

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Peresean

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bultiya

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,