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Gentala Arasy Monument

Gentala Arasy (photo: Pesona Jambi)

Gentala Arasy

Gentala Arasy is the iconic landmark of Jambi. This tower is built as high as 80 meters and located in front of the Batanghari Pedestrian Bridge. The tower also highlights the historical perspective of Jambi through the compact packaging of a national museum. Its mini cinema which is placed at the base of the tower also depicts a complete selection of historical documentary films.

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Gentala Arasy Monument

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Batik Motifs

Angsa Duo

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

Durian Pecah

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

Merak Ngeram

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

 

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Bintik Tujuh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gamolan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Peresean

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sekomandi

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

Ake Patra

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

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bale Lumbu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gumin Tambun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tanah Liek

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

Awan Berarak

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gonggong Siput

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Srimanganti

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tongkonan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Rasamala

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

Angsa Duo

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Daun Sirih

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kawung

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

Singayaksa

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Prada Papua

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

Buketan Bali

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

Lontara

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bultiya

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kain Cual

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Mahkota Siger

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pattimura

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kuda Kupang

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

La Galigo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Raja Ampat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Asmat Papua

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Parang Seling

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Parang Rusak

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay