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Fort Marlborough

The British Fort Marlborough (photo: Dutawarta)

Fort Marlborough

Fort Marlborough in Bengkulu was once built by the British colonial era during 1713-1719 under the leadership of Governor Joseph Callet. After the Fort George in Madras, India, Fort Marlborough lined up as the biggest British fortress in Southeast Asia. The total area of this building is around 44,100 square meters and surrounded by 8.5 meters-height walls. This fort has a unique character as it looks like a turtle-shaped building as seen from above.

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Fort Marlborough in Bengkulu

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Batik Motifs

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Besurek Rafflesia

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Kain Cual

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaharingan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gamolan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Rasamala

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

Singayaksa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Wakatobi

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bekantan Pakis

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

Raja Ampat

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

Merak Lasem

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

Honai

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

Daun Simpor

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Alam Pantai

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Parang Seling

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ikan tambal

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Lontara

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Awan Berarak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Dayak Taghol

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Prada Papua

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Dayak Kamang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pattimura

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sandeq

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Taiganja

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Samudra

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

Sido Mulyo

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

La Galigo

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

Kawung

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ake Patra

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tidayu

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural