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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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Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Biji Kopi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Honai

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

Tidayu

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sekar Jati

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Srimanganti

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

Asmat Papua

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tenun Bima

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

Daun Simpor

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

Wirasat

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

Lontara

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pattimura

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Sekomandi

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Buketan Bali

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Cengkeh

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

Peresean

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

Tongkonan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Rangkiang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

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

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kaharingan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Samudra

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Wakatobi

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sandeq

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

Parang Rusak

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

Taiganja

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kawung

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Mahkota Siger

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ake Patra

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Enggang Dayak

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Parang Seling

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

Raja Ampat

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gurdo Solo

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

La Galigo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Rasamala

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

Daun Sirih

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

Abimanyu Prince

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