Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Nounou
Jakarta, Indonesia25 contributions
Apr 2022
Built on the early 19th century, this huge compound of heritage buildings was once a villa owned by a French living in Batavia (Dutch East Indies name of today's Jakarta). Officially opened as textile museum in the 1970s, this museum houses a wide range of textiles from many regions of Indonesia.

THE ATMOSPHERE
I love being in the back garden where they grow various kinds of plants, such as hibiscus, ylang ylang, jasmine and guavas - some are used as natural dyes for the clothes exhibited in the museum.

There were signs of photo taking not allowed inside, so I didn't take any indoors photos, but you can have a glimpse of how it would feel like being their garden by looking at some pics I took.

WHAT I LIKED BEST
The garden.

WHAT I THINK COULD BE IMPROVED
The narrow alley in between exhibits... it was as if they tried to cramp as many clothes as possible inside a room. The shop was also selling some low quality of products, such as 'kebaya yang bordirannya ditempel' and printing batik.

I think that it's a missed opportunity to introduce a rich heritage of Indonesia when you're putting a product that could be made better in the only shop in this museum.
Written 16 April 2022
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Ivo Carneiro De Sousa
Macau, China146 contributions
Dec 2019
The Textile Museum of Jakarta offers you a unique plunge into the mysterious and mystical world of batik textiles. A critical traditional feature to understand Indonesia-s mosaic of cultures, merging textile production, and the art of craving with hot beeswax. The museum displays hundreds of clothes, both popular and aristocratic, from almost all of the 34 provinces of the country. However, the batiks from Java and Sumatra stand up with some magnific examples of apparatus production. Several mannequins explain to the visitor some dressing patterns with gender and different regional distributions. Finally, the museum has an atelier where one can learn and do a batik piece: unforgettable. I have also noticed that the Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation has contributed to the museum renovation: well done.
Written 13 March 2020
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Ratih Mirantih
Jakarta, Indonesia153 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
One of recommended place to visit while u are in jakarta. This is was old building. Located very near to the biggest shopping centre in Jakarta Tanah Abang so might busy for access. The building was nice and historical. It used to be the village belong the French people during colonial time.
When we go inside the museum, we can see textile collections, not only batik but also tenun, songket, and more.
For those people who wants to learn making batik, this is the right place. We can see and learn how to making batik. With simple patterns. Not a big size of batik but it's really cool and awesome to learn by ur self and bring it home. And it's not too expensive also.
In pendopo, we can learn how making that. And the local guide would also accompany and explain us alot also about batik and the processing, and give every best suggestion for creating wonderful batik with our own style.
If u have ur own idea with ur own pattern for making batik, just do that.
The place also was calm and cold since alot of big trees here. Not so noisy. We can also sit and relax under the tree and enjoy our drink.
If u wanna buy souvenir also, this museum has options for souvenirs.
Easy for public transportation. And also good place to visit for learning Batik as one of world heritage from Indonesia.
Written 8 March 2020
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Nancy
Albuquerque8 contributions
Feb 2020
What a charming museum! On entry, make your way to the back building where you can experience making your own small batik piece to take home! While your batik dries, you will be guided to the gift shop. It's lovely to purchase a piece made by the instructor! And now it is time to look at the exhibit. ( My appreciation was much greater after learning the process of making a batik.) As a bonus, there were two school trips visiting and it was great fun to see the young children having fun. The grounds of the museum are lovely and serene.
Written 27 February 2020
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THFC69
Berkshire, UK704 contributions
Dec 2019
Interesting, but less than riveting. The security guy was keen to take our picture, don’t think he sees many Europeans. Worth a quick visit, local traffic a nightmare. Go by taxi and pay the driver to wait, as it will be nigh on impossible to find one. They could do so much more with this museum from a visitor point of view.
Written 15 December 2019
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Kim S
texas100 contributions
Oct 2019
Aside from the museum I was able to participate in batik making. Pick out a simple pattern. The simpler the better as this technique is extraordinarily difficult to manage. Locals provide guidance on how to create your piece. It is time consuming and tedious but such a cool process. After processing in the dye baths and hanging it out to dry we explored the museum filled with unbelievable batiks. It seems impossible the delicate patterns and prints are all done by hand. If you enjoy the local art and can take a moment to try it out I highly recommend a visit.
Written 10 December 2019
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rameznajal
Rome, Italy4 contributions
Nov 2019
Variant of batik provided in this museum. They have all explanation written in English, but location surrounded with traffic jam. There's a batik shop too in the building.
Written 5 November 2019
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Hokori-kun
Hollidaysburg, PA46 contributions
Sept 2019
We had a free morning on our Jakarta trip, so we went to the Museum Tekstil. The main museum hall has examples of textiles from throughout Asia, with a focus (of course) on the Indonesian contribution to the industry. This consists on material in various patterns and styles in static display. The rear has a hands-on batik experience that is well worth the time and nominal fee. Several patterns are available. Locally produced textiles - including batik - are available in the several shops on-premises. The hands-on experience gave us a unique souvenir that is literally by and for 'just the two of us'
Written 15 October 2019
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damselfly
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia33 contributions
Apr 2019
No entrance for this museum. It is a very educational stop as you will know the history of batik and other textile arts in Malaysia. There are actual samples of textiles and lots of mannequins clothed in various Malaysian attires with intricate details and artistic designs. The building itself that houses this museum is exquisite.
Written 8 October 2019
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RizaL Sulaeman
Jakarta, Indonesia297 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Museum Batik and textile they are next to each other. All about textile from A-z in Indonesia. The Batik it self they collection are beautiful and rare. And all from all over the Indonesian province and region.
Written 9 June 2019
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