The museum that was once an army base camp
Jakarta Textile Museum is located on a heritage building built in 19th century. During 1945 revolution, the building was once a base camp for the first organized nation army.
The building kept its original 19th century European architecture.
Including its original beautiful tiles.
The museum started with 500 pieces of textiles in its collection which today have grown into over 3000 in collection. The museum mainly collects traditional textiles from all over Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua.
The museum utilizes its courtyard garden as educational garden for natural dye plants that can be found throughout Indonesia.
The museum houses different types of weaving looms as old as from 1920s.
There is also a special wooden house at the back area of the museum where people could do batik making workshop.