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Bubungan Tinggi Traditional House

Bubungan Tinggi House (photo: Indonesia-tourism)

Bubungan Tinggi House

The traditional house of Banjar Tribe in South Kalimantan is known for its steep roof. According to Banjar society, a house does not only stand for shelter above your head, but it is an expression of culture, hope, and belief. All these values are expressed in the way it is built.

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Bubungan Tinggi House

Tourist Attractions in South Kalimantan

South Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

 

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Gurdo Solo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Daun Sirih

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Prada Papua

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Peresean

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gamolan

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

Sandeq

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Samudra

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

Tidayu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pattimura

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

Wakatobi

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

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kuda Kupang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pisang Bali

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

Rangkiang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Singayaksa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Desa Na Tolu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Wirasat

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kain Cual

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lontara

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

Taiganja

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

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rasamala

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Merak Lasem

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tenun Bima

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bultiya

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Honai

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

Srimanganti

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kaharingan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Sekomandi

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kalo Sara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Awan Berarak

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

Parang Seling

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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