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Setu Babakan – Betawi Cultural Village

The Betawi Traditional House (photo: jakarta-tourism.go.id)

Setu Babakan – Betawi Cultural Village

Indonesia is famous worldwide for the great amount of culture and traditions which this region of the world contains. Situated in the Jagakarsa sub-district, this place will make you know and appreciate some cultural heritage of Betawi through its traditional architecture called Kebaya House of Betawi. This place will show you a very basic yet essential part of the local culture – the traditional house of Betawi tribe as the living heritage in Jakarta city. In other meaning, the word ‘Kebaya’ also refers to the traditional ladies’ top from Java that is adopted and adapted for use in many regions of Indonesia. It is not surprising that variations of the kebaya can be found according to regional cultural influences, affordability, etc, all of can be found in Jakarta shopping galleries.

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Setu Babakan – Betawi Cultural Village

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Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rasamala

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

 

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Teguh Bersatu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Cengkeh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gonggong Siput

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

Bultiya

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ake Patra

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pucuk Mekar

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sekomandi

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

Pattimura

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

Wakatobi

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

Kain Cual

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

Pisang Bali

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Prada Papua

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Honai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tenun Bima

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

Singayaksa

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

Rasamala

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Parang Seling

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bale Lumbu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Srimanganti

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tikar Natuna

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Peresean

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

La Galigo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Anggrek Tewu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gamolan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Taiganja

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rangkiang

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kawung

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

Daun Sirih

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Burung Bidadari

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

Tidayu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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