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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

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West Nusa Tenggara Batik Motifs

Bale Lumbu

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tenun Bima

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

Peresean

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

 

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Srimanganti

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Parang Seling

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

Peresean

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rasamala

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gamolan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Honai

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

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

Kain Cual

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Paqbarre Allo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Kaharingan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Wirasat

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Tongkonan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Enggang Dayak

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

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

Raja Ampat

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Biji Kopi

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

Bultiya

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Prada Papua

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kalo Sara

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Durian Pecah

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

Singayaksa

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tidayu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Sandeq

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gentala Arasy

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

Daun Simpor

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rangkiang

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

Samudra

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pisang Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Asmat Papua

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Buketan Bali

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Awan Berarak

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

Lontara

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Sero Tangga

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kawung

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kuda Kupang

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