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The Borobudur Temple – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Borobudur Temple Compounds, the UNESCO World Heritage Site (photo: Borobudur Park)

The Borobudur Temple

Famous destination among tourists all over the world, the Borobudur Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple In the world and is inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1991. It has a unique architectural style that reflects Buddhist spiritual values and principles. Surrounded by green hills and lakes, this temple is also situated in a specific location in accordance with astronomical coordinates invented in ancient time. Thanks to this outstanding position, Borobudur temple was appointed as the venue of International Astronomy Olympiad in 2015. The name of “Borobudur” was derived from the Sanskrit words “Vihara Buddah Uhr”, which means the Buddhist Monastery on the hill.

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Sido Mulyo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gurdo Solo

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Parang Seling

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

 

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Biji Kopi

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Parang Seling

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tangerang Herang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sandeq

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Prada Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ukir Sentani

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Singayaksa

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sero Tangga

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rasamala

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ake Patra

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

Lontara

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

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kaharingan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Srimanganti

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ikan tambal

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pattimura

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

Gamolan

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

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

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Merak Lasem

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Gonggong Siput

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Manguni Minahasa

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

Wakatobi

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

Bultiya

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

La Galigo

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

Kalo Sara

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

Daun Simpor

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Peresean

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Taiganja

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bekantan Pakis

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sekomandi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tongkonan

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Honai

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

Dayak Kamang

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