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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

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

Parang Rusak

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

 

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Pattimura

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Srimanganti

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sandeq

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Burung Bidadari

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

Honai

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kaharingan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Asmat Papua

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Samudra

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

Cengkeh

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

Kawung

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ukir Sentani

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

Tanah Liek

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Parang Rusak

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

Rangkiang

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tubo Kelapa

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

Durian Pecah

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tongkonan

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

Singayaksa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Ake Patra

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bultiya

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tidayu

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gamolan

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

Lontara

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Simpor

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Biji Kopi

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tenun Bima

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rasamala

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Awan Berarak

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Buketan Bali

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

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Wakatobi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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