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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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West Sumatra

Batik Motifs

Rangkiang

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

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

 

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Bale Lumbu

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

Angsa Duo

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Desa Na Tolu

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

Cengkeh

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Wakatobi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Enggang Dayak

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ukir Sentani

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Singayaksa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Rasamala

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kawung

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

Pattimura

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gamolan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ake Patra

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

Tidayu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tongkonan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Taiganja

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Daun Simpor

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Buketan Bali

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kaharingan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Paqbarre Allo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Wirasat

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

Kain Cual

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

Lontara

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bultiya

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pisang Bali

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

Sekomandi

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

Sandeq

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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