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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!

Cultural Tourism Destination

Museum of Mulawarman 

Tourist Attractions in East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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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Ake Patra

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

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

Daun Sirih

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

Parang Seling

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Insang Ikan

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

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:

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Prada Papua

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Sekomandi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Daun Simpor

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

Sandeq

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

Samudra

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tubo Kelapa

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

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

Awan Berarak

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

Honai

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

Angsa Duo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

La Galigo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ikan tambal

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Singayaksa

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

Kain Cual

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bomba Mawar

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Sekar Jati

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bultiya

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tenun Bima

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

Kaharingan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Peresean

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lontara

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Bintik Tujuh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Taiganja

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sero Tangga

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pala Salawaku

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kawung

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

Wirasat

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

Wakatobi

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Dayak Taghol

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Asmat Papua

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

Buketan Bali

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tangerang Herang

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