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Tabut Festival

The Tabut Festival (photo: Yuliardi Hardjo)

Tabut Festival

Bengkulu regional government holds annual the Tabut Festival that takes place in the Panjang Beach. This festival is held for ten consecutive days to celebrate the Islamic new year based on the lunar calendar. The festival also demonstrates various performing arts such as local traditional Dhol music performance. This percussion drum is played in a group of people in parallel with the performance of Bengkulu traditional dances. 

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Tabut Festival in Bengkulu

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Batik Motifs

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

 

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Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tangerang Herang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tongkonan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Lontara

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

Cengkeh

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

Peresean

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

Rangkiang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Honai

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Asmat Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Biji Kopi

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kalo Sara

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bomba Mawar

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sandeq

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

Gonggong Siput

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

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”

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

La Galigo

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Prada Papua

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tidayu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Srimanganti

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

Daun Simpor

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Raja Ampat

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Rasamala

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kawung

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bultiya

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

Kaharingan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gamolan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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:

Merak Lasem

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pattimura

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

Tenun Bima

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