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Prambanan Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site

Prambanan Temple Compounds (photo: Uwe Aranas, Wikipedia)

The Prambanan Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is one of the most important Hindu complex of temples built in 850 AD. It is UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 1991. Beside hundreds of shrines within the complex, the three biggest temples are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Since the landscape created from this temple is magnificent, enjoying the sunrise here is something unique people cannot miss.

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Batik Motifs

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kawung

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

Wirasat

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

Parang Rusak

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

 

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Parang Seling

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Daun Sirih

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kawung

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Samudra

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

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

Cengkeh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Rangkiang

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

Gamolan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pala Salawaku

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kaharingan

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

Parang Rusak

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

La Galigo

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Taiganja

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

Prada Papua

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Honai

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Asmat Papua

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Lontara

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Mahkota Siger

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

Kain Cual

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Peresean

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

Bultiya

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

Angsa Duo

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pucuk Mekar

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tenun Bima

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Wakatobi

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Wirasat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bomba Mawar

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gurdo Solo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Daun Simpor

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ake Patra

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Paqbarre Allo

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Alam Pantai

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Raja Ampat

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

Srimanganti

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Merak Lasem

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rasamala

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of