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Sentani Lake Festival

One of the Cultural Attraction at Sentani Lake Festival (photo: @BarceRumkabu/Amazing Papua)

The Sentani Lake (photo: Aneka Wisata)

Sentani Lake Festival

IIf you happen to be here around June 19th, you should definitely take part in this festival. This annual celebration has been created in order to develop tourism in this area based on natural wisdom and local culture. There are three main events which will be depicted as cultural shows. At the edge of the lake, you can also enjoy Papua’s handicraft exhibition and take a tour around the area.

Cultural Tourism Destination

Sentani Lake Festival

Tourist Attractions in Papua

Papua

Batik Motifs

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Asmat Papua

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ukir Sentani

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Cengkeh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Parang Seling

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

Wakatobi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Srimanganti

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

Samudra

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

Raja Ampat

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Prada Papua

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

Singayaksa

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Insang Ikan

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gurdo Solo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bultiya

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lontara

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Wirasat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ake Patra

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Daun Sirih

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pisang Bali

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

Gamolan

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Sekomandi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Honai

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Biji Kopi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kain Cual

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

Taiganja

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tidayu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Peresean

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kalo Sara

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kawung

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Rangkiang

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Rasamala

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Merak Ngeram

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

Lipaq Sabe

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