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Ngurtafur Beach in Kei Island, Maluku (photo: @Hafiedzuk23)

Kei Islands

It consists of several islands located in Banda Sea, the southeastern part of Maluku Islands. It will be difficult to single them out since all of them are beautiful and breathtaking. One of the most famous destinations is the Ngurtafur white beach located in Small Kei island. Other than spending the night in well developed tourism cottages, visitors could also choose to stay with friendly local inhabitants and take the chance to learn about their local wisdom in preserving the coastal nature. This site offers authentic natural and cultural experiences you can have in a heavenly oceanic region. Secure your seat and book your next trip to Kei island!

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Kei Islands

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Maluku

Batik Motifs

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pala Salawaku

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

Pattimura

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

 

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Tabir Tanjung

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ikan tambal

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kawung

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

Lontara

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gentala Arasy

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

Bultiya

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sekar Jati

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Wakatobi

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

Tongkonan

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tidayu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Anggrek Tewu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Merak Ngeram

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

Raja Ampat

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

Rangkiang

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kain Cual

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

Taiganja

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

Sekomandi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Burung Bidadari

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kuda Kupang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sandeq

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Daun Sirih

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Biji Kopi

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

Srimanganti

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Alam Pantai

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gamolan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Parang Seling

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pattimura

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ake Patra

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

Samudra

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Singayaksa

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Prada Papua

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

Peresean

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

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that