Home Jakarta Textile Museum
Jl. Aipda K.S. Tubun No. 4 Central Jakarta
Phone: (62 21) 560-6613
This museum, located on Jl. Aipda K.S. Tubun, is in a building, originally owned by a Frenchman in the 19th century. He sold his house to Abdul Azis, a Turkish consul. This consul married a daughter of a nobleman in Bengkulu. One of their 4 Children, Syarifah Mariam married one Sayid Abdullah bin Alwi Alatas, a very wealthy merchant. He bought the Raden Saleh Residence in Cikini, which is now a hospital, beside several other houses in Jl. Aipda KS Tubun.
In 1952 the Department of Social Affairs bought the building and in 1975 it became the property of the Regional Government. After its restoration the house became the Textile Museum.
The inauguration of the use of being Textile Museum by the late Madame Tien Suharto was 28 June 1976. The building itself was at first a private home of a Frenchman built in the 19th century. Then it was purchased by Turkish Consul Abdul Aziz Al Mussawi Katiri who settled in Indonesia. Further in 1942 it was sold to Dr. Karel Christian Cruq. During the Struggle for independence of Indonesia, this building was made quarter of the people s Security Force and in 1974 it was occupied by Lie Sion Pin.
In 1952 it was purchased by the Ministry of Social Affairs and on 25 October 1975 it was delivered to the DKI Jakarta Administration to be made museum. Kain (used to refer to material for clothes) is not only functioning as daily dress, but in can also be used as an instrument for affirmation of family relations, distress repellent up to an instrument referring to position/social level of someone in the community through the kain he is wearing. It is therefore, for identifying the type of the kain it can be done by visiting this Museum. Textile Museum displays traditional kain collections from various regions in Indonesia.
Kain batik, ikat and pelangi are the leading types of traditional kain and forming the ways of creating decorated pattern of kain. As to silk- screening (sablon), hand-painting and tin-coating (prada) belongs to coloring techniques. Already hundreds of years those traditional motifs have been developing, changing and turning into scarcity, parts of which are kept in the Textile Museum. Principally, the collections kept in this Museum are objects of collection associated to textile world, especially textile from within the national territory. The collections are divided into several groups, namely:
a. Kain tenun (woven cloth) collection group
b. Kain batik collection group and
c. Mixed collection group.
The other part of the Museum also displays traditional instruments closely related to kain products like weaving and batik instruments from various regions which have an apart attracting power.
The Museum is open from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Tuesday to Sunday.
The Museum is closed on Monday and Public Holidays.
Adult Rp. 2.000,-
College Student Rp. 1.000,-
Children/Student Rp. 600,-
(Min. 20 person)
Adult Rp. 1.500,-
College Student Rp. 750,-
Children/Student Rp. 500,-