Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Attraction Jl. Aipda Ks Tubun No.2-4 Tanah Abang, Petamburan Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta 10260, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Museum
Performance
Must see
Kids
0.50 USD

Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil) is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Textile Museum has thousands collections of traditional textiles with various motif and ornaments from each territories in Indonesia. Textile Museum occupies a very artistic and luxurious building.

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Why Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil) is special ?

Textile Museum collections consist of traditional textile from various territories in Indonesia like Batik, Ikat, Pelangi, Tenun, Songket, Prada, tree bark cloth and Celup. Textile Museum also presents traditional tools and equipments in textile industry like weaving and batik tools from various region in Indonesia.


The building of Textile Museum was constructed at the beginning of 19th century. Initially the building was a private house of a France, and then sold to Abdul Aziz Al Mussawi Al Katiri, a Turkish consulate. In 1942 the building was sold again to Karel Christian Crug. The building had ever occupied as headquarter of Barisan Keamanan Rakyat (literary translated: Front of People Safety), occupied by Lie Sion Phin, and later as Social Department. Afterwards Social Department hands over the building to DKI Jakarta’s government. On 28th June, 1978 the building was officially announced as Textile Museum by Mrs. Tien Soeharto.


Source: indonesia-travel-guide.com

What to explore at Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)?

Inside the building there are display rooms used to display Indonesian textiles, including collections of the museum, designer and textile lover’s society. At the back side of the museum’s main building there is natural dye park which functioned to conserve and introduce the plants can be used as natural coloring material to the textile lovers. Even currently the natural dye has been replaced by synthetic color, however the shift in the use of material and tools not reducing the beauty of Indonesian textile.

Source: indonesia-travel-guide.com

Selling points

  • “Small, but you can learn about a variety of batiks”
  • “True Jem in Jakarta”
  • “Fun insight into Batik Making”
  • “Great Experience doing my own Batik!!”
  • “Try your hand at batik”
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
105.45 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Jl. Aipda Ks Tubun No.2-4 Tanah Abang, Petamburan Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta 10260, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • If you want to bring back home some souvenirs from the museum, there’s a gift shop in the museum where you can buy them.
    Shopping
  • You should learn Batik. The tutor will give you white cotton fabric size 35cm x 35cm and will guide you of what to do step by step. There are several tutors to be able to be asked.
    Things to do
  • The Textile Museum Management provides facilities to learn how to weave batik, to blend natural color and creating painting from scrap cloths. If you are interested you could join these activities by visiting the building behind Textile Museum.
    What to wear
  • The Museum open from 9AM to 3PM, but the batik workshop open from 10AM to 3PM, from tuesday to sunday (close on monday and on public holiday).
    Timming
  • Textile Museum is located at about 500 meter away from Tanah Abang market.
    Things nearby
  • if you interested in learning batik, go to the Museum ticketing, buy museum ticket for IDR 2.000 and handkerchief size batik experience for IDR 35.000 (but if you already visited the museum, and only want to learn batik, you just pay for the batik IDR 35.000, you will receive proof of payment).
    Prices

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I led two tours for my expat friends here to learn more than just Batik. With proper arrangements, you'll get an English speaking guide, natural dye demonstration & traditional performance. Enjoyable!

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Photo hunting outside the museum. Can't take pictures inside it in order to preserve the collection especially batik

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abis dari sana enaknya makan sate afrika, nyaam nyaam :)

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You can find some electronic junk for a low price around museum textile

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kalo malam suasanya jadi..............ehm.....ehm

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Indonesian should be proud of themselves since they are very rich people. They are rich of tradition and customs.We can not miss a chance to Textile Museum because batik is one of the most traditional value of Indonesia.The most interesting thing in the trip was that I could make a batik by my own.Very cheap and well-equipped.Only one minus thing was I did not receive an informative explanation therefore I was not fully satisfied.The good service and english speaking well staff made it up.I recommend this place.

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i love fashion, and there is so much kind of batik i found arround. Indonesia is very rich of the culture, and they should proud of it

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We went to the museum during the end of Ramadan. Unfortunately, the do-your-own batik experience and the gift shop were not open due to the holiday. In addition to the shop, the museum consists of two buildings. One is not-air-conditioned and contains older batiks. The newer building is air-conditioned and has some very beautiful and artistic contemporary batiks. Well worth the visit. Photos were not allowed. The museum was very difficult to find. Don't expect taxi drivers to know where it is. We had a map, but we found drivers could not read maps. It is also difficult to get a taxi back to your hotel from the museum.

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Indonesian should be proud of themselves since they are very rich people. They are rich of tradition and customs. We can not miss a chance to Textile Museum because batik is one of the most traditional value of Indonesia.The most interesting thing in the trip was that I could make a batik by my own.Very cheap and well-equipped.Only one minus thing was I did not receive an informative explanation therefore I was not fully satisfied.The good service and english speaking well staff made it up.I recommend this place.

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I led two tours for my expat friends here to learn more than just Batik. With proper arrangements, you'll get an English speaking guide, natural dye demonstration & traditional performance. Enjoyable!

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