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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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Raja Ampat

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

Wakatobi

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pattimura

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Parang Seling

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kawung

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

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sero Tangga

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Durian Pecah

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

Daun Simpor

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

Awan Berarak

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tongkonan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Honai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tidayu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kain Cual

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kaharingan

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

Insang Ikan

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

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sandeq

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

Merak Lasem

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

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

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wirasat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Teguh Bersatu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Prada Papua

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Sekar Jati

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rangkiang

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

Ake Patra

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rasamala

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Biji Kopi

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Alam Pantai

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

Samudra

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