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West Sumatra Grand Mosque

West Sumatra Grand Mosque (photo: Febrian Fachri)

West Sumatra Grand Mosque

The Great Mosque of West Sumatra is one of the leading religious tourism destinations in the city of Padang. It has an oval-shaped roof on four sides which reflects the shape of the Minang traditional house, the Gadang house. The Great Mosque of West Sumatra also has an 85 meters-height tower. Visitors can use the elevator and enjoy views of the city of Padang from a height of 44 meters. The walls of Great Mosque of West Sumatra are decorated with Minang-styled wooden panels which also serve as ventilations to improve the air circulation inside. The Great Mosque of West Sumatra was built with earthquake-friendly construction. Once the earthquake occurs, the second floor of the mosque can be functioned as a temporary evacuation site.

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West Sumatra Grand Mosque

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West Sumatra

Batik Motifs

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

 

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Lontara

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Manguni Minahasa

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pattimura

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Sandeq

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Sero Tangga

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

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

Rasamala

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

Ikan tambal

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Prada Papua

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Wirasat

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

Taiganja

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Merak Lasem

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

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tidayu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Paqbarre Allo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Singayaksa

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

Biji Kopi

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

Wakatobi

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

Rangkiang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ake Patra

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Samudra

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kaharingan

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Alam Pantai

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Peresean

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pisang Bali

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

Sekomandi

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kawung

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kain Cual

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Honai

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

Tenun Bima

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

Srimanganti

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kalo Sara

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