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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

Burung Cendrawasih

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

Raja Ampat

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

Honai

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

Prada Papua

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

 

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Parang Rusak

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tongkonan

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

Parang Seling

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Karawo Pinang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bale Lumbu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bultiya

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

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Daun Simpor

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Peresean

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Singayaksa

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gamolan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pattimura

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

Prada Papua

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

Kalo Sara

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Wakatobi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kain Cual

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Rangkiang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Alam Pantai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Kaharingan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Raja Ampat

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ikan tambal

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

Tidayu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekar Jati

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Wirasat

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

La Galigo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kawung

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

Durian Pecah

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tenun Bima

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

Samudra

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sekomandi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

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

Lontara

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