Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)
The spacious and quiet room of the museum displays a wide variety of cloths from different parts of Indonesia, each labeled with information on their origins, types of material, production processes and purposes of use. A visitor will get to know, for example, that South Sumatra's capital city of Palembang also has its own batiks, while men in the interior regions of Kalimantan wear clothes made of refined bark as smooth as textiles.
The building itself was originally the private home of a French citizen who was built in the 19th century. Then bought by the Turkish consul named Abdul Aziz Al Katiri Almussawi who settled in Indonesia. Subsequently in 1942 was sold to Dr. Karel Christian Cruq.
It is also a cultural institution which on a mission to preserve Indonesian traditional textile. as the only one museum of textile in Jakarta and the first one in Indonesia, This museum always carry on its function through many activities program that held by public.
The activities which held by the museum are exhibition of Indonesian textile, research and workshop about the textile collections, textile collections care, also textile conservation services and various training.