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Museum of Adityawarman

The Museum of Adityawarman (photo: Kidnal)

Museum of Adityawarman

The museum was built to commemorate Adityawarman, a king of Minangkabau enthroned in the 14th century AD. We can find out about the great history of him through some ancient inscriptions found in Saruaso, Lima Kaum, Pagaruyung, and the Bhirawa statue (now in the National Museum – Jakarta). This museum has a collection of ethnology and archeological objects of the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra.

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Museum of Adityawarman

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West Sumatra

Batik Motifs

Tanah Liek

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Rangkiang

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

 

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Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Singayaksa

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Merak Lasem

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Sekomandi

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Peresean

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Samudra

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rasamala

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Alam Pantai

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

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

Parang Seling

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Simpor

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tanah Liek

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Srimanganti

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Enggang Dayak

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

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ake Patra

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

Rangkiang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kaharingan

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

Sero Tangga

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

Biji Kopi

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

Honai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Ngeram

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Asmat Papua

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kain Cual

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

Tongkonan

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tikar Natuna

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tidayu

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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

Lontara

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kalo Sara

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

Durian Pecah

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Dayak Kamang

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