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Raja Ampat National Geopark

Raja Ampat National Geopark (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

Raja Ampat National Geopark

The name of Raja Ampat refers to the Four Kings, indicating the 4 big islands in the region namely Waigeo, Misool, Batanta, and Salawati Islands. Like its name, this region is the king of all tourist destinations in West Papua. It is situated in the World’s Triangle Coral Reefs and has the most number of marine biodiversity. Due to its distinctive beauty and natural reserves, this site has been designated as Indonesian National Geopark and strategic zone for tourism. Plan your next adventure amidst the wonder of Raja Ampat!

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Batik Motifs

Raja Ampat

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

Prada Papua

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

Burung Cendrawasih

The Cendrawasih bird is believed as sacred Paradise bird that connects the earth with

Honai

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

 

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Samudra

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

Kawung

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

Srimanganti

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Honai

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gurdo Solo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Wirasat

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Biji Kopi

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pattimura

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

Ikan tambal

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Awan Berarak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Insang Ikan

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

Gamolan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rangkiang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Peresean

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

Rasamala

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Parang Seling

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sandeq

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

Tidayu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

La Galigo

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

Lontara

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kain Cual

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

Sekar Jati

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Parang Rusak

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

Singayaksa

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tanah Liek

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kaharingan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Asmat Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Prada Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Simpor

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bultiya

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ukir Sentani

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kuda Kupang

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

Cengkeh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Angsa Duo

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tongkonan

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

Sekomandi

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

Merak Ngeram

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