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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

Honai

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

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

 

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Rasamala

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

Kalo Sara

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Insang Ikan

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

Singayaksa

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

Parang Seling

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

Kain Cual

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

Tongkonan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gamolan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

La Galigo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Paqbarre Allo

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Buketan Bali

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pucuk Mekar

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Prada Papua

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

Rangkiang

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sandeq

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gumin Tambun

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bultiya

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tidayu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Merak Ngeram

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Honai

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Wakatobi

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

Lontara

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

Kawung

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

Pattimura

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

Ake Patra

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

Wirasat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Parang Rusak

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Srimanganti

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Angsa Duo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Samudra

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Peresean

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

Kaharingan

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in