Officially labelled as the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, it is the largest city in the country of Indonesia, and officially contains the largest metropolitan area in the world and is considered a ‘global city’ due to its rapidly increasing economic growth as it jumped from 171 in the world, to 17. One of the most notable places for accommodation in this wonderful city is Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta, which translates to palace, since it was designed as a modern interpretation of the luxurious aspects of Indonesian culture among Jakarta luxury hotels.
Jakarta has many thriving industries, and one which the nation is most recognized for, is textiles. Their textile, leather and footwear industry became the fourth largest contributor to the country’s GDP. Textiles however, have and continue to play a very important role in Indonesia, which is what resulted in the ‘Jakarta Textile Museum’. The museum is located in the city centre of Jakarta, a short distance away from iconic cultural locations, nightlife and accommodation.
Being more than simply a thriving industry, textiles play a very intimate part in the country’s history and culture as in addition to being a component for dress, textiles also perform as ritual and ceremonial objects that act as proof of the maker’s creative prowess. Within the museum lies a host of wonderful items taken right out the country’s history. The museum houses items such as early tools and machines that were used in the making of textiles, as well as a collection of five hundred rare and unique textiles that were donated by various sources.
Visit the Textile Museum of Jakarta andexperience a world unimaginable, and gain knowledge about an art form that in the modern is taken highly for granted and whose intricacy has almost long been forgotten. Visit the Textile Museum of Jakarta, and take a peek into the past.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+