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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Jl Aipda KS Tubun 4 | Menteng, Jakarta 11421, Indonesia
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Ranked #20 of 77 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.
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Manila, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Make sure you wander around & explore the different buildings. The main building had a great exhibit from a particular tribe when I was there including a woman weaving a bag - fantastic to watch! There's a second building that does have a/c and both old & modern batiks so you can see the different styles. There's a garden to... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

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.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

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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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The museum itself is good. But that's all. What I enjoy the most about this place is that it has a batik workshop behind the museum. By only paying 40k IDR , you could make a batik handkerchief. Malam (wax), canting, fabric and the fire equipment is provided by the workshop. But you could also buy the complete set if... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Obviously the most interesting attraction from this museum is that you can make your own batik. Don't expect that you'd be given a thorough explanation on the process or the history behind the making of batiks, as the people tending to the place do not seem to care too much. But it is quite an experience to just be able... More

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