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Museum of Mulawarman, Tenggarong City (photo: Diksi)

Museum of Mulawarman 

Do you want to explore Dayak culture across centuries? The Mulawarman Museum in Tenggarong city is the right museum to visit. This museum has one of the most complete collections in Indonesia. There is also a duplicate of the Lembuswana mythological statue, which is a symbol of the kingdom of Kutai Kartanegara. This museum was built by adopting the traditional architecture of the Dayak tribe in Kutai. Prepare to be amazed!

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Museum of Mulawarman 

Tourist Attractions in East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuntul Perak

Kuntul Perak refers to Egret Silver Bird. This bird is a Kalimantan endemic animal that becomes the

 

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Motifs

Bultiya

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pintu Aceh

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sandeq

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kain Cual

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Parang Seling

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

Raja Ampat

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Paqbarre Allo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tikar Natuna

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Merak Lasem

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Teguh Bersatu

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pucuk Mekar

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gonggong Siput

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Singayaksa

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Wirasat

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Samudra

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rangkiang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Sirih

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

Kalo Sara

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

Wakatobi

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

Ake Patra

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

Peresean

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

Taiganja

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tidayu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kaharingan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Awan Berarak

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Prada Papua

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pattimura

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

Rasamala

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pisang Bali

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Srimanganti

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kawung

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