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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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Batik Motifs

Tanah Liek

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

Rangkiang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

 

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Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tidayu

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

Lontara

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Awan Berarak

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

Biji Kopi

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Durian Pecah

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Wirasat

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sido Mulyo

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Pattimura

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Taiganja

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

Ake Patra

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gamolan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Kawung

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tenun Bima

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Merak Lasem

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

Prada Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Bultiya

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kalo Sara

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Parang Seling

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

Asmat Papua

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Wakatobi

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Srimanganti

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Merak Ngeram

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Peresean

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

Sero Tangga

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kuda Kupang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Samudra

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Rangkiang

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

Rasamala

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kaharingan

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Cengkeh

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

La Galigo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and