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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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

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

Wakatobi

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Ake Patra

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

Taiganja

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Daun Simpor

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Lontara

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pintu Aceh

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Lasem

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Parang Seling

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

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

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Peresean

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

Kain Cual

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

Parang Rusak

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Cengkeh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teguh Bersatu

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

Prada Papua

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

Sekomandi

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sandeq

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

Kaharingan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Awan Berarak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Rangkiang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Samudra

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

Biji Kopi

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

Angsa Duo

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

La Galigo

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

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

Alam Pantai

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sekar Jati

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

Kawung

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Daun Sirih

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

Tongkonan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Honai

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kalo Sara

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Dayak Taghol

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