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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

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

Raja Ampat

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

 

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Motifs

Kalo Sara

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Rangkiang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kaharingan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Burung Bidadari

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

Cengkeh

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

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

Buketan Bali

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pattimura

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kawung

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

Merak Lasem

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ikan tambal

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

Wirasat

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

Daun Simpor

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Honai

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

Sero Tangga

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Peresean

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tongkonan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Dayak Taghol

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

Wakatobi

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Durian Pecah

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

Taiganja

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tidayu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Parang Seling

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tikar Natuna

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Lontara

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rasamala

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tanah Liek

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Singayaksa

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bultiya

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Insang Ikan

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gurdo Solo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sandeq

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Raja Ampat

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