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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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Batik Motifs

Gumin Tambun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kaharingan

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Ake Patra

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kuda Kupang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

La Galigo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gonggong Siput

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Simpor

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rangkiang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sido Mulyo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sekar Jati

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Lontara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ukir Sentani

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kuda Sepasang

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

Cengkeh

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

Pattimura

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Srimanganti

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

Durian Pecah

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kain Cual

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bultiya

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

Kaharingan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Samudra

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

Gamolan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Awan Berarak

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

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

Raja Ampat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Taiganja

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gentala Arasy

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Singayaksa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tongkonan

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

Wakatobi

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

Peresean

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Manguni Minahasa

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