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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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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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Parang Rusak

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

 

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Asmat Papua

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tenun Bima

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Alam Pantai

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

Sekomandi

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wakatobi

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Insang Ikan

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Honai

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

Wirasat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kawung

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sero Tangga

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

Parang Rusak

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Peresean

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

Samudra

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

Kaharingan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Simpor

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Buketan Bali

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

Ake Patra

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Parang Seling

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Awan Berarak

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Singayaksa

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

Tangerang Herang

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

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kalo Sara

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pintu Aceh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gamolan

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

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rumah Mamuju

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

La Galigo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Rangkiang

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

Kain Cual

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sido Mulyo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rasamala

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

Srimanganti

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Paqbarre Allo

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