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Imogiri Royal Cemetery (photo: Ozils_88)

The Imogiri Royal Cemetery in Bantul

You may think that cemeteries are not the perfect spot to visit if you are on vacation. However, this cemetery is unique. Imogiri is the official cemetery of the descendants of the Yogyakartan and Surakartan royalty. It is a dignified and beautiful spot, as the graves are all delicately decorated. Visitors are allowed to visit it only in traditional Javanese dress which can be rent directly on the spot.

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The Imogiri Royal Cemetery in Bantul

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Batik Motifs

Abimanyu Prince

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

Parang Rusak

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

Kawung

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

Wirasat

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

 

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Samudra

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sido Mulyo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Lontara

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

Angsa Duo

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tangerang Herang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kain Cual

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

Wirasat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gamolan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Singayaksa

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Raja Ampat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Asmat Papua

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Srimanganti

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kaharingan

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

Taiganja

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sekomandi

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

Wakatobi

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kawung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Honai

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Prada Papua

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tongkonan

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

Peresean

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Daun Sirih

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pisang Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Bultiya

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

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

Parang Seling

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Rangkiang

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Cengkeh

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Daun Simpor

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rasamala

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Merak Lasem

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Ake Patra

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ukir Sentani

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