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Sukarara Textile Villages

Sukarara Textile Village in Lombok (photo: Mandalika.Indonesia)

Sukarara Textile Village

Before the rise of Batik textile, local communities in West Nusa Tenggara produced woven textiles for their customary outfits. Located about 40 kilometers from Mataram capital city in Lombok island, this village is known for its flourishing weaving industry of Sasak indigenous tribes since before century. The villagers will enchant you with their production of fine woven cloths by using cotton, silk or gold and silver threads for their amazing designs.

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The Sukarara Textile Village

Tourist Attractions in West Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara Batik Motifs

Daun Sirih

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Peresean

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

Tenun Bima

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

 

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Mahkota Siger

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Dayak Taghol

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Alam Pantai

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Wirasat

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bale Lumbu

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

Taiganja

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

Gamolan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Cengkeh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

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

Kawung

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Enggang Dayak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Karawo Pinang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gentala Arasy

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tongkonan

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

Singayaksa

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tangerang Herang

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

Kain Cual

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Biji Kopi

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Daun Sirih

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

Srimanganti

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Wakatobi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Lasem

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sero Tangga

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status 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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Peresean

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

La Galigo

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Ake Patra

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Prada Papua

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

Rangkiang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tanah Liek

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Burung Bidadari

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Daun Simpor

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Honai

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

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

Kalo Sara

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

Lontara

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and