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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

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

Samudra

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

 

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Tanah Liek

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Simpor

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Raja Ampat

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kain Cual

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Lontara

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

Cengkeh

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

La Galigo

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Angsa Duo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Merak Lasem

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

Parang Seling

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Ukir Sentani

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bultiya

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Honai

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Prada Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sero Tangga

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Srimanganti

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

Wirasat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Peresean

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Anggrek Tewu

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

Wakatobi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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

Kawung

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gamolan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pattimura

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tidayu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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