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Textile Museum

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Kuching, Malaysia
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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 4 weeks ago
Kuching, Malaysia
Great opportunity to see textiles and history

Easy to find way round with information on display. I love textiles and each one here had a story... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Deborah v
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

4  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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

it is located just opposite the post office. it is an old colonial building the architecture is nice and very colonial. the inside is a bit old. the staff are friednly and helpful they are very informative and you get to know the textile industry...More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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