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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

Tourist Attractions in West Java

West Java

Batik Motifs

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Rumah Mamuju

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Raja Ampat

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

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Peresean

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tongkonan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pattimura

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Taiganja

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wirasat

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

Alam Pantai

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

Insang Ikan

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

Prada Papua

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kawung

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

Srimanganti

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

Pisang Bali

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

Honai

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Daun Sirih

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

Kalo Sara

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rasamala

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Samudra

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

Kain Cual

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

Singayaksa

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gumin Tambun

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bultiya

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Ake Patra

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sekomandi

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pintu Aceh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gamolan

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tikar Natuna

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