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Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

Ksitigarbha Buddhist shrine (photo: travelingyuk)

Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

The Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha is known as the Buddhist shrine with a thousand faces. When you sneak peak to the inside part of the temple, there are 500 statues of Lohan with various faces and more than 40 human-like god statues carved based on Buddhist beliefs. The Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha Temple exists as one of the largest Buddhists temples in Southeast Asia after China. It is also regarded as a religious tourism destination in Tanjung Pinang City and Riau Islands Province.

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Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

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Batik Motifs

Gonggong Siput

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ikan tambal

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

 

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Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pattimura

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kawung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tidayu

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Wirasat

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

La Galigo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tanah Liek

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Paqbarre Allo

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bultiya

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Dayak Taghol

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

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ake Patra

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

Sandeq

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kaharingan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kain Cual

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sekar Jati

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Raja Ampat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Rasamala

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

Sero Tangga

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Singayaksa

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Taiganja

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Parang Rusak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Prada Papua

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Rangkiang

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Wakatobi

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Awan Berarak

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Parang Seling

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Srimanganti

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Daun Simpor

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Samudra

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pintu Aceh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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