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Pariangan Cultural Village

The Pariangan Cultural Village (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

Pariangan Cultural Village

Nagari Pariangan has been declared as the most beautiful village in the world, according to Travel Budget, a tourism media based in New York, USA. This village has a beautiful natural and cultural landscape of an ancient Minangkabau village. This village was blessed with traditional community-based management which is able to preserve the common characteristics and cultural identity of West Sumatra. This place is also well-known as one of the most-favourite destinations during the annual international bicycle racing event, Tour de Singkarak. Nagari Pariangan can be reached in about three hours from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra Province.

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Pariangan Cultural Village

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Batik Motifs

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tanah Liek

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

Rangkiang

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

 

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Insang Ikan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kain Cual

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Parang Seling

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bomba Mawar

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

Honai

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Abimanyu Prince

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

Raja Ampat

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tidayu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Rasamala

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tongkonan

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

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Lontara

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bultiya

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pattimura

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

Kaharingan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rangkiang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Singayaksa

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Ake Patra

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

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Sero Tangga

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

Samudra

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Srimanganti

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kalo Sara

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Durian Pecah

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

Gamolan

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

La Galigo

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

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Cengkeh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Taiganja

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tikar Natuna

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

Daun Simpor

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kawung

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