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Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

Pusentasi Sink Hole (Photo: @Wisatania)

Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

Pusentasi of Donggala sea well is one of natural phenomenon in Central Sulawesi. Pusentasi, literally means “the center of sea” in Kaili dialect. The water volume of this giant natural well depends on the tides that flow from Donggala Sea. The unique characteristic of this well is that the blue water remains clean at any condition, both during high and low tides. The locals believe that the water has great healing power.

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Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

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Pamona Cave

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Central Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Bomba Mawar

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

Cengkeh

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

Taiganja

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

Sero Tangga

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pattimura

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Taiganja

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Buketan Bali

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tidayu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gonggong Siput

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Lontara

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ukir Sentani

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

Wakatobi

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rangkiang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kain Cual

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

Pisang Bali

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sero Tangga

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sekomandi

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Anggrek Tewu

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gamolan

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gurdo Solo

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Srimanganti

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Merak Lasem

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

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kalo Sara

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

Cengkeh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Honai

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Parang Seling

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kawung

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Ikan tambal

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sandeq

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

Sekar Jati

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Merak Ngeram

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bultiya

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

Tongkonan

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

Wirasat

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

Samudra

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land