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Siwalima Museum 

Siwalima Textile Museum  (Photo:Indonesia Kaya)

Siwalima Museum

The word “Siwalima” is composed of two words which have been taken from the history of the kingdoms which once developed in Maluku. “Siwa” makes reference to nine kingdoms formed in south Maluku and “lima” refers to the five ones in the northern part of the province. In Siwalima museum there are two buildings that showcase Maluku’s culture.

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Siwalima Museum

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Maluku

Batik Motifs

Pala Salawaku

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pattimura

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Durian Pecah

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Merak Lasem

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Dayak Taghol

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

Kain Cual

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

Kalo Sara

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

La Galigo

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

Kaharingan

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

Tenun Bima

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Daun Simpor

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

Sandeq

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

Cengkeh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Alam Pantai

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Lontara

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pattimura

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gamolan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tidayu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ake Patra

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bultiya

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Honai

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tanah Liek

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

Peresean

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Wirasat

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Parang Seling

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kawung

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sekar Jati

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tongkonan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Desa Na Tolu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Dayak Kamang

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

Taiganja

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

Wakatobi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Karawo Mahkuta

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