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Torosiaje Coastal Village

Torosiaje Coastal Village (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Torosiaje Coastal Village

This village is one of the most suggested sites of the province.  Torosiaje belongs to Bajo people who have given important meaning to this place. According to them, the ocean is “the main terrace of life” and this way of thinking is completely embodied in this place. This historical village offers unforgetable ecotourism with Bajo community. It is also an interesting nature destination for those who are interested in Mangrove conservation and coastal wildlife. 

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Torosiaje Coastal Village

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Batik Motifs

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

 

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Sero Tangga

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Buketan Bali

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ake Patra

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tenun Bima

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

Rangkiang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tongkonan

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

Bultiya

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

Lontara

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

Ikan tambal

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kaharingan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pisang Bali

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pattimura

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

Angsa Duo

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Asmat Papua

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kain Cual

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Cengkeh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Honai

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pintu Aceh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gonggong Siput

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

Taiganja

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Durian Pecah

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Prada Papua

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tikar Natuna

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

La Galigo

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

Sandeq

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Parang Seling

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Dayak Kamang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gamolan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Sido Mulyo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Daun Sirih

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sekomandi

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Peresean

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

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rasamala

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Sekar Jati

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in