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The Cangkuang Temple (photo: KostiSolo)

Cangkuang Temple 

Located in Leuwigoong village, this temple is the only one Hindu temple in West Java. Oddly enough, not many people know this fact. This unique temple is located on a small isle located in the middle of Cangkuang Lake, Garut Regency.

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Cangkuang Temple

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West Java

Batik Motifs

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

 

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Batik

Motifs

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bultiya

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Wakatobi

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Rasamala

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gamolan

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

La Galigo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Leuit Sijimat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kawung

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

Sandeq

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sekomandi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Singayaksa

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

Pisang Bali

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

Insang Ikan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Rangkiang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Prada Papua

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Merak Lasem

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

Kaharingan

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Cengkeh

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

Samudra

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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

Pattimura

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

Biji Kopi

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

Sekar Jati

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gurdo Solo

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Srimanganti

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tangerang Herang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bale Lumbu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Peresean

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

Gonggong Siput

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

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

Honai

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pala Salawaku

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Lontara

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

Tidayu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Wirasat

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the