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Minahasa Traditional Costume (Photo: @Indonesia Kaya)

Pinawetengan Museum

Pinawetengan Museum displays various collections, ranging from pre-historic relics, ancient Minahasa tribal objects, to Dutch colonial relics. Located 4 kilometers from the museum, the prehistoric site of Watu Pinawetengan has existed since 1000 BC. It is considered a sacred site and the birthplace of Minahasa ethnic.

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Batik Motifs

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tari Kabasaran

the Kabasaran dance is a sacred dance performed in the

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

 

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Batik

Motifs

Dayak Kamang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection 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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sandeq

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gamolan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Buketan Bali

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Rasamala

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tangerang Herang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Daun Simpor

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sido Mulyo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Wirasat

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Prada Papua

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Parang Seling

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kalo Sara

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Srimanganti

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Peresean

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

Insang Ikan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Wakatobi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tidayu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bultiya

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Lontara

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kain Cual

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tongkonan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pattimura

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

Cengkeh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Alam Pantai

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