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Kobori Cave (Photo: @Indonesia Tourism)

Front part of Kobori Cave (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Kobori Cave

A little bit of history is always needed to understand the place you are visiting. The Kobori Cave represents a concrete testimony of the ancient Muna Tribe in Megalithic era (around 4000 BC). This Indonesian National Heritage Site is also known as the “the cave of ink” for the fact that visitors who enjoy an excursion here, can witness some very old paintings which describes the way of life of this tribe. There are 565 megalithic paintings spread in several karst cave across Muna island, Southeast Sulawesi. Come and discover this wonderful place!

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Kobori Cave

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Southeast Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Kalo Sara

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

Ake Patra

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Wakatobi

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

 

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Motifs

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kain Cual

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Cengkeh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Sandeq

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kaharingan

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Wirasat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Honai

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

Karawo Pinang

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

La Galigo

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Parang Seling

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

Pattimura

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lontara

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Daun Simpor

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

Awan Berarak

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

Prada Papua

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Wakatobi

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

Tanah Liek

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Asmat Papua

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Singayaksa

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tongkonan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Leuit Sijimat

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bultiya

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Enggang Dayak

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Tidayu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Angsa Duo

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Rasamala

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

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Taiganja

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Durian Pecah

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sekar Jati

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kalo Sara

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

Ake Patra

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tangerang Herang

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