The Fabric of Life

Explore centuries of traditional Indonesian textiles, from Batiks to Ikats

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It all starts with a dot

Discover the unique language of dots and lines

Are you a teacher or a student?

Lesson plans to learn about Batik through fun activities at home

Which craft technique made this design?
Clue: It's the most common method

Back to batik

Learn more about the fabric of the people

Listen and look

Explore batik and woven designs while listening to relaxing music

Explore the patterns

Get up close to the details of batik craftsmanship

Woven stories

A closer look at the patterns and what they mean

The colors of nature

Rainbow dyes and earthy tones of Indonesian textiles

Which natural fiber this fabric is made of ?
Wild Banana

See all of the textiles in one place

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Explore the museum

Ikuti Tur Museum Tekstil Jakarta

A Virtual Tour of the Jakarta Textile Museum

An army base camp turned textile museum

The threads of life

Fabrics, designs, and colors that weave communities together

Holding On To Golden Threads

The glimmering details that adorn Indonesian textiles

Zoom into the gold

Have a look in the finer details

What have you learned?

Time to test yourself .. and others!

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Wonders of Indonesia

Art, culture, and history from across this incredible country

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