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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

Cengkeh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Taiganja

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pisang Bali

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

Merak Lasem

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

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

Ake Patra

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Lontara

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Sekar Jati

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Raja Ampat

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Biji Kopi

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kain Cual

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ikan tambal

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Kalo Sara

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sandeq

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

La Galigo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tabir Tanjung

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tenun Bima

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rasamala

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Cengkeh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Singayaksa

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tanah Liek

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

Wirasat

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaharingan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Srimanganti

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Angsa Duo

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Taiganja

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bultiya

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Asmat Papua

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

Honai

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

Peresean

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kawung

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tongkonan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Daun Simpor

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jumputan Bintang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gamolan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Merak Ngeram

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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