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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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

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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Anggrek Tewu

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

Ake Patra

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

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

Peresean

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

Wirasat

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

Rasamala

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Wakatobi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Parang Rusak

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pattimura

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Durian Pecah

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ukir Sentani

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rangkiang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Asmat Papua

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tidayu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kain Cual

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gurdo Solo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

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

Lontara

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Kupang

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

Tongkonan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Singayaksa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Taiganja

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Srimanganti

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

Bultiya

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tubo Kelapa

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

Honai

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Daun Sirih

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Mahkota Siger

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gonggong Siput

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

La Galigo

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Alam Pantai

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

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sido Mulyo

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Merak Lasem

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sekar Jati

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