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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

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

 

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Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Biji Kopi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Anggrek Tewu

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

Prada Papua

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pattimura

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Rasamala

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Rangkiang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bekantan Pakis

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Wirasat

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

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

Gamolan

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

Taiganja

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

Tongkonan

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Raja Ampat

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

Lontara

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

Sekomandi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Durian Pecah

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Angsa Duo

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Dayak Taghol

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Singayaksa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Srimanganti

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tanah Liek

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

Cengkeh

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

Kain Cual

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kuda Kupang

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

La Galigo

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ikan tambal

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

Wakatobi

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sandeq

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kaharingan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Daun Simpor

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

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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