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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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Rasamala

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

 

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Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Daun Simpor

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

Parang Seling

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Peresean

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sero Tangga

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaharingan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Parang Rusak

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

Sekar Jati

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Sekomandi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gumin Tambun

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Cengkeh

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

Sandeq

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lontara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Burung Bidadari

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pintu Aceh

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Daun Sirih

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

Awan Berarak

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

Wakatobi

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

Pattimura

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rasamala

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pisang Bali

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bomba Mawar

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rangkiang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Wirasat

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tidayu

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

Bultiya

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Prada Papua

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

Durian Pecah

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Singayaksa

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tongkonan

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

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

La Galigo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Asmat Papua

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