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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

Kawung

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

Wirasat

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

 

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Tangerang Herang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kaharingan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bekantan Pakis

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

Raja Ampat

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

Taiganja

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

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kalo Sara

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

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

Kawung

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Alam Pantai

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

Samudra

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Singayaksa

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Peresean

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

Cengkeh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Durian Pecah

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

Wirasat

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Dayak Taghol

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pattimura

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

Lontara

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Angsa Duo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Prada Papua

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Srimanganti

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tongkonan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Wakatobi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Honai

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tidayu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Asmat Papua

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

La Galigo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kuda Kupang

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kain Cual

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

Rasamala

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sekomandi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tanah Liek

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

Parang Rusak

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Burung Bidadari

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pisang Bali

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Anggrek Tewu

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