National Textiles Museum|Interesting Places In Kuala Lumpur|Malaysia

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The National Textiles Museum, first opened in January 2010 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 through several processes. Also shown are videos of the country's textiles making 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 pin, bracelets, anklets as well as accessories worn by the various ethnic communities throughout Malaysia.

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