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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 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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

 

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Dayak Taghol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Peresean

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Ikan tambal

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

Honai

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

Ake Patra

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

Sekar Jati

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

Sekomandi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

La Galigo

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Merak Lasem

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Awan Berarak

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tongkonan

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

Kawung

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Parang Seling

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kain Cual

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pattimura

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gamolan

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

Bultiya

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

Wakatobi

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

Rasamala

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Samudra

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tanah Liek

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Lontara

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Durian Pecah

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

Taiganja

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

Singayaksa

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Wirasat

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tenun Bima

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

Srimanganti

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Sandeq

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Parang Rusak

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kaharingan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Desa Na Tolu

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