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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

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

 

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Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

La Galigo

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

Rasamala

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

Pattimura

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Wirasat

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kalo Sara

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

Sandeq

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pisang Bali

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Lontara

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tongkonan

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kawung

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Cengkeh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sekomandi

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

Prada Papua

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Parang Seling

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bultiya

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Ake Patra

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gumin Tambun

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

Rangkiang

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Insang Ikan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Sirih

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tikar Natuna

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Burung Bidadari

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Teguh Bersatu

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

Wakatobi

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

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Parang Rusak

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

Kaharingan

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

Taiganja

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

Durian Pecah

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

Singayaksa

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Peresean

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that