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Yogyakarta Sultanate (photo:@Basukisucipto)

Outer Hall in the Yogyakarta Royal Palace (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

Yogyakarta Royal Palace

It is the Sultan’s Palace, located right in the middle of Yogyakarta city. Here people can experience the royal atmosphere and witness the royal heritage stored since the foundation of Mataram Empire in 1755. Several cultural celebration events are held regularly in the royal palace. Here, you are not only experiencing life-size diorama of royal lifestyle but occassionally you could also to its wonderful royal wedding ceremonies and watch traditional wayang puppets performance on the palace meeting hall.

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Batik Motifs

Parang Rusak

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

Wirasat

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

Kawung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

 

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Srimanganti

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

Raja Ampat

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Mahkota Siger

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kawung

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

Pattimura

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Taiganja

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Berarak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tidayu

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Wirasat

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

Parang Seling

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sido Mulyo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Samudra

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bultiya

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Rasamala

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Biji Kopi

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

Peresean

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rangkiang

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

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kain Cual

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

Sekomandi

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Prada Papua

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

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

Cengkeh

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pala Salawaku

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

Tongkonan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Daun Simpor

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Wakatobi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bekantan Pakis

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gumin Tambun

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

Burung Bidadari

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

La Galigo

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Ngeram

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

Gamolan

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

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bintik Tujuh

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

Honai

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection 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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Sandeq

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Karawo Pinang

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