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East Java House of Batik

East Java House of Batik showcases hundreds of Batik textiles from all regions in East Java (photo: Dwiratama)

East Java House of Batik

Do you want to see all variants of Batik motifs in East Java? Here, you can discover the typical batik of 38 regencies in East Java. In addition, you can also observe the batik hand-drawing process and talk with the artisans about the meaning of the motifs. Pamper your eyes and heart with beautiful patterns, colors, and fine materials of batik textiles (silk, cotton, etc). Find the Batik that represents you the most!

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Batik Motifs

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sekar Jati

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Samudra

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Raja Ampat

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

Insang Ikan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Srimanganti

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Parang Seling

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

Pattimura

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kaharingan

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

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kalo Sara

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

Kawung

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

Gamolan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Honai

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tabir Tanjung

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

Durian Pecah

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bultiya

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sero Tangga

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

La Galigo

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

Sekar Jati

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

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Cengkeh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tidayu

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

Pisang Bali

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tikar Natuna

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

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Peresean

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Taiganja

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

Buketan Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rasamala

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Sandeq

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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

Samudra

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ake Patra

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Dayak Taghol

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Rangkiang

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

Sekomandi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Sirih

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

Wakatobi

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Wirasat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Lontara

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Parang Rusak

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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