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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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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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Teguh Bersatu

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

Taiganja

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kawung

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

Tongkonan

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

Rangkiang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sekar Jati

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Samudra

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sandeq

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

Alam Pantai

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

Prada Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tidayu

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ikan tambal

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

Kain Cual

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Desa Na Ualu

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

Wakatobi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Peresean

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekomandi

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ake Patra

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Wirasat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Srimanganti

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pattimura

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Honai

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Asmat Papua

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bultiya

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Parang Seling

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Merak Ngeram

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Dayak Kamang

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