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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

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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Insang Ikan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Raja Ampat

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sandeq

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

Pattimura

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gamolan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gurdo Solo

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Biji Kopi

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

La Galigo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Asmat Papua

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bultiya

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Wirasat

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

Sero Tangga

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

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Seling

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kuda Kupang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Cengkeh

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lontara

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kaharingan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Daun Sirih

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

Taiganja

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

Tenun Bima

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

Samudra

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

Tidayu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Awan Berarak

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tongkonan

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

Rasamala

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

Rangkiang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ake Patra

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

Wakatobi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Daun Simpor

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Singayaksa

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kain Cual

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

Srimanganti

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Merak Lasem

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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