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Indonesian Stamp Museum in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Indonesian Stamp Museum (photo: Jejak Piknik)

Museum of Indonesia, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah/Indonesian Cultural Park (photo: Gunawan Kartapranata)

 Indonesian Stamp Museum

This quaint museum will bring you back to in time, to when smartphones and internet technology were not even dreamt of. It brings home the stark realization that getting connected with people from long distance was nearly impossible once upon a time. The museum exhibits all types of stamps from all over the world, as well as different gadgets and items relating to the business of getting letters delivered safely. The Stamp Museum is part of the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, or the Beautiful Indonesian Cultural Park complex. The Park spans a total area of 100 hectares, and it contains a number of pavilions showcasing the collections of Indonesian vernacular architecture, traditional clothing, cultural objects, and dances as well as textile heritage of all 34 provinces. Are you ready to take a journey back in time?  

 

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Batik Motifs

Rasamala

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

 

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Batik

Motifs

Insang Ikan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Sero Tangga

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Biji Kopi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Daun Simpor

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gonggong Siput

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gentala Arasy

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

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

Bultiya

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

Cengkeh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rasamala

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Angsa Duo

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lontara

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bomba Mawar

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gamolan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Peresean

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Prada Papua

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

Pattimura

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

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

Singayaksa

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Tidayu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

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

Rangkiang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Wakatobi

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pala Salawaku

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Parang Seling

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kain Cual

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

Kaharingan

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Honai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Durian Pecah

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ikan tambal

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