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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

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

Honai

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

 

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Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bomba Mawar

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tanah Liek

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Cengkeh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tongkonan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Honai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Angsa Duo

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

Wakatobi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Bultiya

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Durian Pecah

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tidayu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Daun Sirih

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

Insang Ikan

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gumin Tambun

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Desa Na Ualu

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Parang Seling

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Srimanganti

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

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Awan Berarak

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Lontara

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kain Cual

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

Kaharingan

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

Sekomandi

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Parang Rusak

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sekar Jati

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kawung

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

Gamolan

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

Rasamala

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

Pattimura

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rangkiang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Wirasat

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Prada Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of