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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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rasamala

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

 

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Motifs

Kawung

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Buketan Bali

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Taiganja

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Awan Berarak

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Honai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pattimura

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Bomba Mawar

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tubo Kelapa

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Wirasat

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

Pisang Bali

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

Lontara

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Bultiya

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tenun Bima

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

Tidayu

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Sandeq

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

Asmat Papua

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

Ake Patra

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Peresean

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kaharingan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Sekomandi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tongkonan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Wakatobi

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gentala Arasy

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rangkiang

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

Prada Papua

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Samudra

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

Sekar Jati

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Parang Seling

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

Gamolan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Parang Rusak

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Srimanganti

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Insang Ikan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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