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Tajahan Tjilik Riwut

Dayak Ngaju Ritual Ceremony in Tajahan (photo: Debu Yandie)

The sacred place in Tajahan (photo: Indonesian Tourism)

Tajahan Tjilik Riwut

The Dayak Tribe considers it to be a very sacred spot. According to their belief, whenever one has a desire that they must achieve no matter what, they would place yellow cloths and offerings in Tajahan. This place is also used by local Dayak people to talk with the spirit of their dead friends or family members. Rituals are conducted in Tajahan to honour the spirit of the ancestors, as well as to eradicate evil spirits and sweep out bad luck from the community.

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Tajahan Tjilik Riwut

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Central Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kaharingan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

 

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Motifs

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Sirih

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tidayu

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Honai

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

Parang Seling

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kalo Sara

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pisang Bali

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kawung

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Leuit Sijimat

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Singayaksa

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

Lontara

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Daun Simpor

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Wirasat

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gamolan

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

Asmat Papua

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tangerang Herang

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

Ake Patra

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

Wakatobi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Samudra

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

Tanah Liek

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kain Cual

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Merak Lasem

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Raja Ampat

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Rasamala

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tabir Tanjung

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rangkiang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pala Salawaku

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

Cengkeh

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

Srimanganti

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

Kaharingan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Taiganja

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

Sandeq

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bultiya

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

Ikan tambal

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

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Bintik Tujuh

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