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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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sekar Jati

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

 

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Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kalo Sara

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Wakatobi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Angsa Duo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tubo Kelapa

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sandeq

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kain Cual

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

Honai

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bomba Mawar

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tenun Bima

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

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kaharingan

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bultiya

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

Samudra

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

Gurdo Solo

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

La Galigo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Lontara

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kuda Kupang

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

Gamolan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sido Mulyo

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gumin Tambun

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

Srimanganti

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

Taiganja

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Sekar Jati

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

Sero Tangga

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

Insang Ikan

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Alam Pantai

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Biji Kopi

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Peresean

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Bale Lumbu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Sekomandi

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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