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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. Use our Kuching vacation builder to arrange your visit to Textile Museum and other attractions in Kuching.
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  • Lined with colonial buildings, opposite the post office, the old Court region. Interesting also the gap between the very modern Merdeka Plaza shopping mall. One building was built in 1907, originally used as a medical center and was being used in the education sector after a long time was not used on anything that was opened in 2005 as a textile museum. It is a museum you want to visit before seen craft in a souvenir shop in the main Bazaar. Article explaining what motifs are patterns such as cloth PUA Kumbu, the IBAN?. And this pattern is a motif of bamboo shoots and is fun to buy a souvenir products with the understanding.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »

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The most popular area to stay in Kuching remains just south of the Sarawak River, where you can find affordable hotels offering basic but comfortable rooms. South of Jalan Main Bazaar, budget backpacker accommodations in the form of hostels and guesthouses draw many visitors with limited means. Consider the districts north of the river for more exclusive and resort-style alternatives.
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