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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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Asmat Papua

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Lontara

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

Rangkiang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pintu Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kawung

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sekomandi

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Singayaksa

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Ake Patra

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gamolan

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

Taiganja

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Cengkeh

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rasamala

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tenun Bima

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

Daun Sirih

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tanah Liek

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

Merak Lasem

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Biji Kopi

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

Wirasat

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

La Galigo

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

Tidayu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Honai

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tongkonan

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

Parang Seling

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

Prada Papua

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Dayak Taghol

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Angsa Duo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Srimanganti

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies