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Maria Annai Velangkani Catholic Church

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Maria Annai Velangkani Catholic Church

This unique church building was made for and by Catholics of Tamil Indian descendants who resided in Medan. The design of both the church’s primary and secondary buildings was inspired by Indo-Mogul architecture from South India. It was built to accommodate the spiritual needs of numerous Catholics of Indian descent in Medan.

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Maria Annai Velangkani Catholic Church 

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Batik Motifs

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Prada Papua

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

Gamolan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Sero Tangga

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rasamala

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Cengkeh

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

Ake Patra

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Leuit Sijimat

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

Buketan Bali

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tongkonan

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

Wakatobi

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Parang Rusak

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Lontara

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Raja Ampat

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Wirasat

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Srimanganti

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kalo Sara

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sandeq

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

Tenun Bima

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

Parang Seling

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kain Cual

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Taiganja

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sekomandi

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

Honai

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Insang Ikan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bultiya

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kawung

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Merak Ngeram

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

Tanah Liek

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Awan Berarak

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Simpor

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the