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“Great Experience doing my own Batik!!”

Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)
Ranked #38 of 294 things to do in Jakarta
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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.
Reviewed 25 April 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.

4  Thank DocJoey2014
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Reviewed 11 March 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.

1  Thank Sergio F
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Reviewed 26 February 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 must for any trip to Jakarta.

2  Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 1 January 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!

1  Thank Tracy R
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Reviewed 26 December 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 sit in which highlights some of the plants used for natural dyes. Bring your own lunch.

Near the garden, there's a building with looms from the ages. Really great but the signage isn't great & I bet most visitors don't even see this.

In fact the signage everywhere is not so great - on the exhibits or around the museum. If you're into the history it might be good to google that first. I got lucky and was able to have a chat with the curator of one exhibit.

And if you want to take a class, call ahead. I missed the classes because of the times which was a shame as I think it would have been very interesting.

The museum left me wanting more... to know more of the stories, more history.

2  Thank crossglobaltravels
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