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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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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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Batik

Motifs

Bultiya

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Buketan Bali

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Lontara

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Burung Bidadari

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

Taiganja

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Ake Patra

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kain Cual

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

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

Gamolan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Singayaksa

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bekantan Pakis

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

Parang Seling

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

Angsa Duo

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Rangkiang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

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

Prada Papua

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

La Galigo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kalo Sara

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tenun Bima

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Durian Pecah

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

Cengkeh

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Wirasat

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

Peresean

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

Kawung

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Srimanganti

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tongkonan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sero Tangga

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sekomandi

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sandeq

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Parang Rusak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gentala Arasy

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tangerang Herang

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