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Sandeq Race (Photo: @disbudparpolman)

Sandeq boat construction (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Sandeq Race Festival – the Legend of the Fastest Wooden Boat

Could you believe if there is a wooden boat that sails in 15-29 knots (28-56 km/h) of wind speed without any electrical engine? Sandeq boat is the fastest wind boat since 1000 BC. This boat making construction technology is one of craftsmanship legacy of Mandar tribe in West Sulawesi. The ancestor of Mandar tribes are known as one of the strongest and the oldest sailor tribes in Austronesian archipelago. The Sandeq Race Festival is held annually in August-September as cultural events to revive and valorize such remarkable cultural heritage. The festival also offers many cultural events at 8 Sandeq etape destinations, starting from Mamuju city to Makassar city. Around 40 Sandeq teams participate in the competition to prove their talent in wind sailing. Come and join this unique cultural sport event!

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Sandeq Race Festival

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West Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekomandi

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

Sandeq

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Ake Patra

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

Wakatobi

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pisang Bali

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

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

Sandeq

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tikar Natuna

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Asmat Papua

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kain Cual

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

Sido Mulyo

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

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Wirasat

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tidayu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Taiganja

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tongkonan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gamolan

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kaharingan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Parang Rusak

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Dayak Kamang

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

Samudra

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pattimura

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

Durian Pecah

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Rangkiang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Angsa Duo

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

Biji Kopi

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kawung

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kalo Sara

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Buketan Bali

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Abimanyu Prince

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gentala Arasy

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Lontara

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

Peresean

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Raja Ampat

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Parang Seling

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

Srimanganti

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