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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

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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Motifs

Pala Salawaku

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Sero Tangga

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

La Galigo

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gumin Tambun

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Paqbarre Allo

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gurdo Solo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Desa Na Tolu

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

Samudra

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Rasamala

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pattimura

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bultiya

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

Singayaksa

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

Tanah Liek

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

Prada Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tongkonan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kawung

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Peresean

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

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rangkiang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Buketan Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Sirih

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