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Textile Museum

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Kuching, Malaysia
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The history of Sarawak weaving

The Textile Museum is a good place where you can learn a lot about the weaving techniques and... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Nenad D
Melbourne, Australia
An Overview of Textiles of Sarawak

I decided to pop in as I had heard that there was a special exhibition on beads and on display were... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Textile Museum is a good place where you can learn a lot about the weaving techniques and materials. It is not crowded and the staff is friendly and helpful. There are also some great exhibits of contemporary works. Some of the exhibits, like mannequins,...More

Thank Nenad D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I decided to pop in as I had heard that there was a special exhibition on beads and on display were beads from the indigenous peoples of Sarawak, including a bead 'dress'. The ancient beads were joined so as to make an outer garment -...More

Thank AnnArmstrogn
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to find way round with information on display. I love textiles and each one here had a story to tell. Would definitely recommend

Thank Deborah v
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The textile museum showcases authentic textiles made by the main ethnic communities of Sarawak.The architecture is an attraction in itself. It is a combination of English renaissance and colonial theme. Rectangular in structure, the Pavilion Building as it is known, was first constructed in 1907...More

5  Thank deepaksaxena88
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Housed in a colonial building, this museum showcase ethnic and tribal textile techniques and materials. Very well documented and good presentation. Interesting and worth a visit. Entrance is free.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Small but interesting museum with good display on local indigenous crafts and customs of the different ehtnic groups that go to make up Kuching/Sarawak's population

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well organised and interesting museum - mainly about Iban tribe textiles and traditional cloths. Exibition is set in a colonial building, which used to be first hospital in town, so worth a look even just for the architecture.

Thank izi f
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a very good museum for explaining how the local materials such as palm and rattan are made into various textiles for both building materials and weaving. There are several rooms each with a theme from different ethnic groups showing how collecting of materials,...More

1  Thank donnison44
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This museum turned out to be far more interesting that expected. Housed within an old colonial building it contains wonderful examples of ethnic Iban weaving in cloth and palm leaves. The focus is mainly on the ethnic Iban people but there are also fine examples...More

Thank OzzieAli
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you or your loved ones are into Textiles - then this is the place to go. It is very in-depth about the processes of making textiles from the many ethnic groups that make up the country of Malaysia. Very interesting and rewarding experience and...More

Thank Photodude45
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