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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

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U can learn to make batik

I used to come here when i was at the college, we learned how to make batik with canting (some kind... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie W
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Ulos exhibition and batik gallery

The main reason we visited was for ULOS Exhibition. This museum is quite far from our home an took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. KS. Tubun I 4, Jakarta 11420, Indonesia
+62 21 5606613
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to come here when i was at the college, we learned how to make batik with canting (some kind like batik’s bolpoint). And today i come here because of the Ulos exhibition and there are kids from school. For the Ulos exhibiton, really...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason we visited was for ULOS Exhibition. This museum is quite far from our home an took longer 45 minutes to go there by car.The museum has two buildings. we were able to make our own batik here.

Thank dismishd
Reviewed July 23, 2018

A group of four visited the Museum Tekstil on a Saturday morning. The main reason we visited was for ‘Encounters with Bali: A Collector’s journey’, an exhibition of Indonesian textiles from the collection of Dr. John Yu and Dr. George Soutter. It did not disappoint....More

1  Thank jokarjokar
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

This museum is out of the way and it took longer to get to and from via taxi (1 hr each way) than to go around the museum’s two buildings. The taxi drivers said it’s always this bad traffic. While there were beautiful clothes, one...More

1  Thank KSL13
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Since we were able to make our own batik, we found out how difficult it is to make one and learned to appreciate why they are very expensive. We now look at Batik in a different light.

1  Thank droo-berry
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

The building is British-designed, about 1900, by Arthur Hubback in an Indo-Saracenic Revival style (Indian Muslim Persian). The building is gorgeous. The museum features textile production in Malaysia, along with the history associated with it, to include trade routes and countries, and locations and groups of...More

2  Thank atpcliff
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We were astonished by the extraordinary textiles on current display -- not sure of the length of this exhibit though. The permanent exhibit is also impressive, the grounds are quite nice, the two shops are just so-so. For those interested, one can take instruction in...More

1  Thank Trup
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Old colonialized building with white dominated color. Situated in Tanah Abang area which can be traffically challenging to come. The displays can be arranged better and more attractive, not considered as just "display". The premise is sometimes used for wedding function too.

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

With all the history of textiles in Indonesia, it could have been interesting but everything was run-down and poorly displayed

1  Thank lagoon08
Reviewed November 17, 2017

after get traffic for an hour , it was paid well to visit one of Indonesia wonderfull culture legacy , Museum textile i'm not sure for accurate location but is worth it to visit, one of my favorite was handcrafted batik

1  Thank damnl883
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April 19, 2017|
Response from keshimino |
I need to register for the course at Jakarta Textile Museum. please help urgently. I'm from Colombo - staying in Jakarta from 25th April - 1st May 2017. please reply urgently.