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Malinau Cultural Festival

Dayak Lundayeh Traditional Dance (photo: Indonesia.go.id)

The Kayan Traditional Dance (photo: Budaya Malinau)

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness unique competitions that would not be found in other than in Malinau District, for example, the hunting sword competition and the Dayak dance competition. You will also see the variety of textile heritage worn by different communities. This cultural festival is held once every two years for 13 days in October, prepare you holiday schedule to participate in this fantastic event!

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Malinau Cultural Festival

Tourist Attractions in North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bultiya

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Dayak Taghol

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

 

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Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Leuit Sijimat

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Samudra

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Wirasat

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

Gamolan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rangkiang

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

Tidayu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bultiya

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

Raja Ampat

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Dayak Kamang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Taiganja

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kain Cual

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Alam Pantai

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

Singayaksa

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Biji Kopi

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Simpor

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

Kawung

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kuda Kupang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sekomandi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Lontara

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Manguni Minahasa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tongkonan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sandeq

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gurdo Solo

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

Peresean

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

Pattimura

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ake Patra

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

Cengkeh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tenun Bima

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

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gumin Tambun

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

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