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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

Kawung

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

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

Wirasat

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

 

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Enggang Dayak

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gamolan

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

Prada Papua

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Durian Pecah

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Merak Lasem

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

Samudra

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Rasamala

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

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

Kaharingan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Singayaksa

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sido Mulyo

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

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kawung

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

Sekar Jati

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gurdo Solo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Burung Bidadari

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ake Patra

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

Kain Cual

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Parang Rusak

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Leuit Sijimat

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tenun Bima

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pattimura

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

Bultiya

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Lontara

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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

Tidayu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rangkiang

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

Cengkeh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tongkonan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Jumputan Bintang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Daun Sirih

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Wirasat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Parang Seling

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sekomandi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

La Galigo

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Honai

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Wakatobi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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