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Textile Museum, Kuching

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A heaven for history and fashion aficionados, Textile Museum features four different galleries providing a glimpse into the art and evolutionsof Malaysian textile production. You can view the stunning garments and cloths on display or check out the interesting clothing made completely out of tree bark. Also featured are traditional jewellery and accessories. The museum includes a small cafe and eatery, as well as a gift shop offering handmade souvenirs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Textile Museum by using our Kuching trip itinerary builder .
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  • Colonial building along the waterfront in stekistairmuseum is one. But we could see in the free on-site photography is prohibited. It is a stylish 3-storey white buildings. Ethnic minorities living in the State of Sarawak in fashion-related exhibits. To create a beautiful fabric takes takes and learned.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 joine...  more »
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  • The textile museum showcases authentic textiles made by the main ethnic communities of Sarawak. Visitors follow an exhibition flow of how a finished product such as weaving came about. Also on display are contemporary work of designs based on traditional weaving and design techniques. Traditional costumes and fashion accessories used in ceremonies are also on display. 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 a medical center. The 3-storey building later became the headquarter of the State Education department. The museum opened n August 2005. TIP: Give yourself at least an hour to time your visit with the closing hour. Opening hour: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.45 pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm General admission fee: Free
  • Quite informative . They have the history of the materials produced in Sarawak
  • Entrance Fee : Free Show case textile works in Sarawak. Weaving of pua kumbu by Iban maiden. Interesting to know how the ingenious people produce colours from plants.
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