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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

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

 

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Motifs

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pisang Bali

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

Honai

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

Peresean

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gamolan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sekomandi

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

Angsa Duo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bultiya

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bale Lumbu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pattimura

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tenun Bima

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Durian Pecah

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

Singayaksa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kalo Sara

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

La Galigo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Samudra

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

Sandeq

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tanah Liek

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

Tidayu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ake Patra

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ikan tambal

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Awan Berarak

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gumin Tambun

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kawung

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Wirasat

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Parang Seling

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

Sekar Jati

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

Wakatobi

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Rangkiang

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

Taiganja

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Simpor

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kain Cual

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Asmat Papua

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

Buketan Bali

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