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The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

The Siak Indrapura Royal Palace (photo: Sinar)

The main hall of Siak Indrapura Royal Palace (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

Sri Indrapura Siak Kingdom was the largest Islamic Malay kingdom in Riau. The kingdom experienced its glorious period from the 16th to 20th centuries. Founded by Sultan Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah in 1723 AD, Siak Indrapura palace complex has an area of around 32,000 m² and consists of four palaces. Siak Palace building combines Malay, Middle Eastern, and European architectural styles. Tourists can observe a diverse collection concerning royal objects, ranging from gold-plated throne chairs, royal umbrellas, royal deposit box, duplicate crowns of the king, and even try Riau’s traditional costumes.

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The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

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Batik Motifs

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

 

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Tubo Kelapa

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

Cengkeh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tanah Liek

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Taiganja

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

Rasamala

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Srimanganti

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

Biji Kopi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

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

Lontara

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

Bultiya

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kalo Sara

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

Daun Sirih

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gentala Arasy

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Rumah Mamuju

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

Honai

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Rangkiang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Burung Bidadari

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ake Patra

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sido Mulyo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gamolan

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

Prada Papua

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kawung

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Parang Seling

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Simpor

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

Tongkonan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Wirasat

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sekar Jati

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

Sero Tangga

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

Singayaksa

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

Raja Ampat

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

Asmat Papua

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Parang Rusak

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

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Peresean

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kain Cual

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