National Textile Museum
The National Textile Museum showcases the origins of textile, tools of the trade, as well as, textile designs and fashion of the different cultures that make up Malaysia. This is an interesting place to visit especially if one likes arts and craft. The National Textile Museum is made up of four galleries.
Pohon Budi Gallery
Pohon Budi also called Pohon Hayat or Tree of Life is a gallery that showcases the origins of textile to how it is made, tools of the trade, materials used, designs and patters, etc. It somewhat a gallery that showcases the lifecycle of textile in various cultures.
Pelangi Gallery or Rainbow Gallery showcases the fashion heritage of various cultures here in Malaysia such as the many type of batik and batik designs, the Baba and Nyonya clothing, the designs of the Sabah and Sarawak of which are tribal and ethnic motifs, as well as Chinese designs.
Tools of the trade.
Teluk Berantai Gallery
Teluk Berantai or Interlocking Bays Gallery showcases the making of the songket, a fabric that belongs to the “brocade” family of textiles with heritage coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. This beautiful and intricate designs are an everlasting heritage of the Malay culture kept alive till this day.
Ratna Sari Gallery
Ratna Sari Gallery showcases the diamonds, gold, and other jewels by craftsmen from a long time ago. These craftsmen from Chinese, Malay, Indian, and indigenous people from both Peninsular Malaysia as well as Sabah and Sarawak have produced jewellery and personal adornment items from a hosts of natural materials as well such as beads, plants, copper, etc.
The waxing process of batik printing.
Google Maps to National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur.
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