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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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Samudra

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

Ukir Sentani

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Rasamala

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

Lontara

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gamolan

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Biji Kopi

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

Kawung

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

Peresean

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

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

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Desa Na Ualu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Alam Pantai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Prada Papua

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Durian Pecah

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rangkiang

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ake Patra

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kuda Sepasang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Rusak

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Honai

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bultiya

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Singayaksa

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

La Galigo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Wirasat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tongkonan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Sero Tangga

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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