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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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

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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Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kawung

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

Daun Simpor

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Srimanganti

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Cengkeh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Singayaksa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Buketan Bali

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Sekar Jati

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

Honai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tongkonan

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

Pattimura

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Prada Papua

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

Pisang Bali

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

Parang Seling

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Lontara

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tidayu

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

Rangkiang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Sero Tangga

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Paqbarre Allo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Sandeq

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

Bultiya

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

Rasamala

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Taiganja

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gamolan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Awan Berarak

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

Ake Patra

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bekantan Pakis

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Samudra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Enggang Dayak

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Sekomandi

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Alam Pantai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pala Salawaku

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