Kuala Lumpur - Museums
Located within the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Textile Museum displays an
interesting range of Malays'ianmade textiles from various states.
The Textile Museum was established to serve as a repository for Malaysia's textile
heritage, it also plays a role in disseminating information to visitors regarding
the usage, creativity and foreign influence evident in local Malaysian textiles.
Its galleries offer visitors a glimpse into the art of batik printing, Malaysia's
popular handicraft, songket and pua weaving. Among them are batik pelangi which
incorporates the tie-resist method of decorating cloth practised by the Malays
during the 18th and 19th century; kain dostar, a native fabric of the Lanun and
Bajau tribe and puo kumbu, a prized traditional material of the lbans of Sarawak.
Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2691 7136
Open: 9.30am - 6pm, daily