The Fabric of Life

Explore centuries of traditional Indonesian textiles, from Batiks to Ikats

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Download lesson plans to learn about Batik through fun activities at home

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

Explore the patterns

Get up close to the details of batik craftsmanship

Which natural fiber this fabric is made of ?
Wild Banana

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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

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Wonders of Indonesia

Art, culture, and history from across this incredible country