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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Jl Aipda KS Tubun 4, Jakarta 11421, Indonesia (Menteng)
+62 21 560 6613
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Ranked #15 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautifully laid out, great explanations, keeps changing, hosts many varied events. For those who want to see more about the batik, tenun, ikat and songket traditions this is a must...

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tokyo
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361 reviews 361 reviews
22 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Located in city center, an old, but well maintained French style Colonial mansion and garden. Inside this museum are full of historic and local batiks. Also has museum shop, filled with hand made batiks. I strongly recommend this museum for fabrics lovers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Be prepared to spend three hours and more if you want a beautiful batik cloth to take home! I really enjoyed my time here though if you're not a patient person who likes drawing and painting I don't think this is the right place for you. I felt like after learning how to make Batik, I appreciate the indonesian culture... More 

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Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved making my own batik for $7.00 but it took over 2 hours. Little ants bit my bare feet as I worked. I moved away from the ants. (You have to remove your shoes). Husband was thoroughly bored. The rest of the museum is smallish and I didn't really appreciate the work involved in batik until I tried to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went there with my roommate from US, which she was really excited to know all about batik in the museum. So they let us to make our own batik tulis and we can keep them after. She also bought a Kebaya which is a very beautiful traditional clothes from Indonesia and matched her really well. The place is so... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

what we really enjoyed doing here was we could make our own batik. This was a new and a learning experience. i did not find the museum very interesting thou. If you want to learn to make your own batik, then this is a good place.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The museum allows you first hand learn the art of batik making. I thought it is easy, but its the opposite. My wife and I enjoyed and labored doing the batik design.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

In a very well restored old house, it worth while for those interested in Batik, a very well organized and presented exposition of Batiks and the tools to make it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Forget about the rest of Jakarta, this is the place to spend time. This Museum has examples of Batik and woven textiles from all over Indonesia. It is the only place in Indonesia that you can see the breadth and depth of the craft of weaving, from the relatively simple through to what is really high art. It is a... More 

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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was a wonderful experience. After looking through a display of woven cloths, at the moment from the north of Sumatra (it changes), we were able to make our own batik. An excellent and extremely patient teacher helped us to use the wax for the patterning and then we saw the whole process. A highlight of visiting Jakarta!

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