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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

Samudra

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

 

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Motifs

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gumin Tambun

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Angsa Duo

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Samudra

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Sandeq

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

Ake Patra

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

Dayak Taghol

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

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pintu Aceh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rasamala

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

La Galigo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rangkiang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kaharingan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pisang Bali

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Mahkota Siger

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kalo Sara

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tidayu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Biji Kopi

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

Peresean

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

Awan Berarak

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gamolan

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

Tongkonan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sekomandi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Parang Seling

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

Tanah Liek

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Raja Ampat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kain Cual

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Honai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Sekar Jati

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

Durian Pecah

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Wirasat

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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

Taiganja

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