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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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

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

 

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Motifs

Durian Pecah

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

Samudra

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Mahkota Siger

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rangkiang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Asmat Papua

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kawung

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kaharingan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Singayaksa

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Srimanganti

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Buketan Bali

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

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Manguni Minahasa

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tanah Liek

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ake Patra

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Honai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Insang Ikan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Parang Rusak

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wakatobi

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

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bultiya

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gamolan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Cengkeh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

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

Prada Papua

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

Lontara

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Biji Kopi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Parang Seling

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Sekomandi

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

Tongkonan

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