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Boalemo – The Isle of Love

Boalemo, the Isle of Love (Photo: @newsantara)

Boalemo – The Isle of Love

Did you know that there is a “ Love Island” somewhere in the world? Pulau Cinta or “The Isle of Love ” located in Boalemo Gorontalo is one of the most  unique spots in the world for its heart-shaped island. The Isle of Love also has a distinctive eco-resort which provides a high quality hospitality services. This place is perfect if you are looking for a nest where to spend your honeymoon. 

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The Isle of Love in Boalemo Regency

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Gorontalo

Batik Motifs

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Karawo Pinang

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Wirasat

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

Parang Seling

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gonggong Siput

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

Durian Pecah

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

Prada Papua

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

Alam Pantai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ukir Sentani

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

Lontara

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pattimura

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Karawo Pinang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Daun Sirih

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Raja Ampat

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

Ake Patra

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kaharingan

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

Gamolan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sekar Jati

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Leuit Sijimat

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

Srimanganti

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Sekomandi

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

Rasamala

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Wakatobi

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

Peresean

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Insang Ikan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Taiganja

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kain Cual

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tenun Bima

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Cengkeh

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

Rangkiang

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

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kawung

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pisang Bali

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

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Enggang Dayak

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sandeq

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