National Textiles Museum
The museum takes a beautiful architecture resembling the old pattern of Mughal Islamic designs. Completed in 1896, National Textiles Museum spreads over a huge area and consists of two and a half storeys. The exterior of the building have been modified in the Islamic style so as to maintain consistency with the surrounding government buildings of the area.
Having been made public in 2010, this museum displays the diversity of Malaysian culture and fashion. The collection covers a huge variety displaying weaving tools, accessories, and textiles.
Made from tree bark, the cloth is quite pliable and can be tailored into clothes.
The traditional weaving processes demonstrate how threads or yarns were interlaced to form a fabric or carpet.
Batik is a traditional fabric of Indonesia. It is made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique called canting.
You can find strong Malay and Chinese influences in Nyonya fashion.
The various outfits demonstrates the rich and diversified Malaysian culture.
Here, you can also find various unique accessories worn by people from different races and culture.
The museum is located in the Merdeka Square area. It sits in between the Pasar Seni and Masjib Jamek LRT stations. The nearer LRT station is Masjib Jamek, which is about 600m away.