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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 Pinang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

 

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Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Prada Papua

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tangerang Herang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

Ake Patra

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sekomandi

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Lontara

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tenun Bima

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Cengkeh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kawung

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bultiya

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gurdo Solo

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Insang Ikan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pintu Aceh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kaharingan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pattimura

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

La Galigo

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

Wirasat

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Mahkota Siger

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

Wakatobi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Srimanganti

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Rangkiang

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

Tanah Liek

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Durian Pecah

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Peresean

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Daun Sirih

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ikan tambal

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Bale Lumbu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tongkonan

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

Awan Berarak

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

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

Honai

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