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National textile Museum

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National textile Museum is located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, as part of the ensemble of Independence square. Its an old two-storey colonial-style building designed by A. Norman, the best architect of the capital during the British colonization.

The Museum looks new, works with 2010, but his collection is quite extensive and is constantly updated. The history of the country has long had to open such a Museum. Malaysia has long been at the center of the trade of fabrics between the Middle East, Asia and Europe. And Malay style tissue arose from the mixing of Arab style, European tapestries, silks from China and Vietnam, etc.

Once inside the Museum, guests enter a world of Malaysian fabrics, know how complex and fascinating process of their production. Four of each exposition is a gallery and have their names. Which are not devoid of expression: "Intersecting streams", "rainbow", "Tree of life" and very simple jewelry. Gallery number one "Tree of life" is a story about the origin of textiles from ancient times, the development and the progress of instruments of production.

Section "Interwoven threads" impressive collection of fabrics, has long been considered to be national, with their unique patterns and bright shining colors. The "king" in Malay textiles - silk fabric, which is the basis for weaving the Golden threads. It is known as songket. His intertwining strands create the ornaments of fairy-tale beauty. Their variety is innumerable: geometric, floral, birds and animals, in the form of plants. Variations on these themes have skilled craftsmen songket do not have borders. Each state has its own characteristics and secrets in the creation of these tissues.

Gallery "rainbow" shows national costumes of different Malaysian States. The clothes as Malays, and representatives of all other nationalities and cultures of the country.

The name of the treasure gallery speaks about the content of the exposition. But it is difficult to imagine how great was the diversity exhibited jewelry, collected from all States and ethnic communities of the state.