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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

Wirasat

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

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, 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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Batik

Motifs

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bultiya

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Sekomandi

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kain Cual

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

Srimanganti

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

Rasamala

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kaharingan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tongkonan

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

Honai

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Prada Papua

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pala Salawaku

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Buketan Bali

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gurdo Solo

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

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rangkiang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Sido Mulyo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Parang Seling

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

La Galigo

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

Lontara

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pisang Bali

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

Durian Pecah

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sandeq

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Singayaksa

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Awan Berarak

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tenun Bima

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wakatobi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Wirasat

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

Gamolan

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Taiganja

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

Biji Kopi

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sero Tangga

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Raja Ampat

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