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The Kasada Ceremony at Mount Bromo

Kasada Ceremony held in the slope of Bromo mountain (photo: @Nahroby)

Bromo Mountain (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

The Kasada Ceremony at Mount Bromo

The Kasada/Sukasada Ceremony is a traditional ceremony of the Tengger tribe. It is meant as a gratitude ritual and a memorial to the sacrifice of Raden Kesuma. The ritual is a means to ask for salvation by giving offerings to God and the ancestors. It is started with prayer chants and sacred dance performances by the local Tengger tribesmen and women on the sandy slopes of Mount Bromo, then concluded by throwing the various offerings prepared to the Mount’s crater.

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The Kasada Ceremony at Mount Bromo

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Batik Motifs

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in 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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

 

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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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Enggang Dayak

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Awan Berarak

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tangerang Herang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kain Cual

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gamolan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Parang Rusak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kawung

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kuda Kupang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Daun Sirih

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

Singayaksa

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Burung Bidadari

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Raja Ampat

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

Kaharingan

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Durian Pecah

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Wakatobi

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Dayak Kamang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Rangkiang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bultiya

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

Sekar Jati

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Samudra

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

Mahkota Siger

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

La Galigo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tongkonan

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

Biji Kopi

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

Prada Papua

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Srimanganti

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Cengkeh

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

Taiganja

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sandeq

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Peresean

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Ikan tambal

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Honai

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

Tidayu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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