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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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

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

 

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Dayak Kamang

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

Peresean

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rangkiang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tidayu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kaharingan

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

Bultiya

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Sandeq

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ikan tambal

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

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Taiganja

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

Buketan Bali

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Alam Pantai

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

Honai

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

Tenun Bima

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pattimura

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Wakatobi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pisang Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Lontara

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bomba Mawar

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

Merak Lasem

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

Prada Papua

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Burung Bidadari

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kawung

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

Insang Ikan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Durian Pecah

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

Cengkeh

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gamolan

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Samudra

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

Parang Seling

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

Parang Rusak

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land