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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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Batik Motifs

Pattimura

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

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

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

Tongkonan

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Rangkiang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Sekomandi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Wirasat

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kalo Sara

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Raja Ampat

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ikan tambal

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

La Galigo

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Alam Pantai

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tikar Natuna

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Lontara

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

Wakatobi

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Peresean

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pisang Bali

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

Rasamala

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pintu Aceh

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

Ake Patra

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

Parang Rusak

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Samudra

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gonggong Siput

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

Merak Lasem

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Insang Ikan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Singayaksa

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Prada Papua

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Srimanganti

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kawung

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Buketan Bali

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gumin Tambun

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

Kain Cual

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Biji Kopi

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gamolan

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

Honai

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Simpor

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