National Textiles Museum, KL

The National Textiles Museum houses a unique collection of clothing, accessories and textiles. The museum has four main galleries: Pohon Budi Gallery, Pelangi Gallery, Teluk Berantai Gallery and the Ratna Sari Gallery.

The Pohon Budi Gallery showcases the origins of textiles from pre-historic times as well as its growth through trade. Also on exhibit here are tools, materials and traditional techniques of textile-making. Video screenings educate visitors on processes such as keringkam, songket and pua kumbu.

The Pelangi Gallery exhibits selected heritage collections such as types of clothing worn by the various communities in Malaysia. This includes clothing worn by the Baba Nyonya community of Melaka, as well as various clothings of the Sabah and Sarawak ethnic communities.

The Teluk Berantai Gallery showcases the rich heritage of the Malay songket, including collections such as kain tenun (weave), kain berayat (verses), songket tenggarung and other cloths.

The Ratna Sari Gallery is perhaps the most adorned with its intricate exhibit of rich jewelry items and personal adornments. On exhibit are earrings, hair pins, bracelets, anklets as well as accessories worn by the various ethnic communities throughout Malaysia.

Getting Here

By Light Rapid Transit (LRT)
Take the PUTRA or STAR LRT and alight at the Masjid Jamek Station. The museum is within walking distance of Dataran Merdeka and just after the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is about a 15 minutes’ walk from the station.

Who To Contact

For more information

Phone: +603-2694 3457/ 3461
Fax: +603-2694 3466
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