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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 Rafflesia

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

 

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Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Peresean

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

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Desa Na Tolu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Wakatobi

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

Rangkiang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Singayaksa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Taiganja

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

Lontara

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tidayu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ukir Sentani

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Buketan Bali

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Ake Patra

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

Kain Cual

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

Tongkonan

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

Prada Papua

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tangerang Herang

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

Wirasat

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

Kaharingan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ikan tambal

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Rasamala

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tenun Bima

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Srimanganti

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Jumputan Bintang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sekar Jati

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Awan Berarak

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kawung

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Samudra

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Biji Kopi

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Asmat Papua

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

Parang Seling

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Merak Lasem

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tanah Liek

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