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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

Wirasat

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

Kawung

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

Parang Rusak

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

 

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Tanah Liek

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

Merak Lasem

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tangerang Herang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gentala Arasy

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Prada Papua

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

Ikan tambal

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Merak Ngeram

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

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bomba Mawar

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

La Galigo

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sekomandi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pisang Bali

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

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

Lontara

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

Gamolan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Parang Rusak

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

Peresean

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Biji Kopi

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kawung

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bekantan Pakis

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tongkonan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Teguh Bersatu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Honai

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

Insang Ikan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Srimanganti

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bale Lumbu

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

Ake Patra

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

Cengkeh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tidayu

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Alam Pantai

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kaharingan

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

Parang Seling

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

Daun Sirih

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