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Harlem Beach, Jayapura, Papua (photo: @Phinemo)

Harlem Beach

Papua also has a lot of stunning beaches. Harlem Beach is one of them. The beach is a little bit isolated. Yet, such isolation makes the beach unique. This site has beautiful spots for snorkelling and canoeing. If you have a dream to have your own island, take a few hours trip to reach the beach, and voila, here your wish comes true!

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Batik Motifs

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ukir Sentani

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

 

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Motifs

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Durian Pecah

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Parang Rusak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tidayu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Prada Papua

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

Honai

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Burung Bidadari

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Rangkiang

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

Pattimura

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sekomandi

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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,

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bale Lumbu

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

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

Asmat Papua

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Peresean

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Cengkeh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tongkonan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sero Tangga

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Samudra

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Insang Ikan

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

Rasamala

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

Wirasat

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bultiya

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

Taiganja

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sandeq

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Parang Seling

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

Daun Simpor

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Srimanganti

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Dayak Kamang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

La Galigo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gamolan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Angsa Duo

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