via Bangkok Post, 24 February 2020: The second rotation of Javanese textiles from King Chulalongkorn’s visits to Java is on display in Bangkok. The next rotation will be in September.
The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is travelling back in time to when King Chulalongkorn fell in love with Javanese culture during his visits to Indonesia and brought home 307 of the finest batiks as keepsakes.
The exhibition “A Royal Treasure: The Javanese Batik Collection Of King Chulalongkorn Of Siam” showcases some of these precious textiles that have been stored in the Treasury of the Inner Court of the Grand Palace since the king’s passing in 1910.
The exhibition is presented in three rotations. The first started on Nov 1, 2018. The second collection is on view now until midyear to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Indonesia. The last collection will be showcased beginning in September.
Source: A royal treasure