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Historical Grand Mosque of Palembang

The Palembang Grand Mosque (photo: Fitri, wikipedia)

The front area of Palembang Grand Mosque (photo: Sumatranews)

Historical Grand Mosque of Palembang

The Grand Mosque of Palembang, founded in 1738, has a distinctive blend of three cultures, namely Indonesian, European and Chinese cultures. The three cultural characteristics are presented in every curve of the mosque building. The main door of the mosque, for example, shows the influence of European culture. The roof of the mosque is influenced by Chinese culture since it resembles the shape of a temple. The minarets show some characteristics that are closely related to the authentic Indonesian culture. The peak of the minarets are cone-shaped, which are called Tumpeng (a form of a mountain replica). They signify the connection between humans with their God, nature, and humanity.

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Historical Grand Mosque of Palembang

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South Sumatra

Batik Motifs

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

 

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Bomba Mawar

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gentala Arasy

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sekomandi

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Prada Papua

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Honai

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

Samudra

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Sirih

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gamolan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Leuit Sijimat

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

La Galigo

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

Lontara

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Cengkeh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Ukir Sentani

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Wirasat

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ake Patra

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pattimura

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Buketan Bali

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Parang Rusak

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tidayu

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

Parang Seling

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

Peresean

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

Bultiya

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Awan Berarak

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sekar Jati

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

Asmat Papua

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

Srimanganti

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kaharingan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rangkiang

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Rasamala

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

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies