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Calico Museum of Textiles

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Address: Opp. Underbridge | Shahibag, Ahmedabad 80004, India
Phone Number: 91-79-2286 8172, 91-79-2286 5995
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Enter in a estate more than 130 years old and you will find a place where history of clothes - cotton, silk - manufacturing process, cultural values, pieces of ancient specimens... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enter in a estate more than 130 years old and you will find a place where history of clothes - cotton, silk - manufacturing process, cultural values, pieces of ancient specimens etc. A museum of textiles of its own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really like textiles, this is a great place to visit. You have to reserve in advance. The tour guide is not helpful and knows little. No dates, nothing explained. Seen in low light for conservation purposes. Yet the collection is wonderful and one would love labels to read or a brochure or an audio guide. No photographs allowed... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in textiles or studying textiles it must see. Situated at the house of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai the renowned scientist of India. You can see the varieties of techniques from old to present.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think you must make arrangements in advance to visit this museum. It is well worth the effort, and the garden offers a lovely quiet shady place to sit and read or write among singing birds. The textile collection is outstanding (and extensive), including textiles of many different traditions and representing diverse technologies (quilts and cotton appliqué, block prints, hand-painting,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

old Museum, show case of Indian textiles, It has both contemporary and antique It is preserved in controlled conditions You get knowledgeable guides

Thank Rajendra D
Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It has a wide range of textiles of Gujarat and whole India. Is specially interesting all the different techniques that are showed there. Also the museum itself, a reconstructed haveli is a very nice place with beautiful gardens. The only problem is that you have guided visits that you have to book and the girl who was explaining when I... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Good museum, visited just once but liked it. It about your interest and depends to individuals. many things that we do not know about textiles.

Thank lovedeni10
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The textiles exhibited in the museum is really a vast and varied collection. Well preserved and presented. The visitors are taken around by a very competent guide who painstakingly explains the finer nuances of the the exhibits.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Situated in Shahibaug. A must visit for all. Entry by invitation only with pre appointment. Can call over phone and visit. Limited visitors permitted everyday. The museum details about various aspect of human clothing and history. The collection is superb. Owners take care of all visitors well. No entry fee earlier.

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, India, is the premier textile museum of the country, and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world for its distinguished and comprehensive collection of textiles and artifacts. The Calico collection along with those of Sarabhai Foundation’s collection of outstanding Bronzes, Pichhwais, Jain art objects and Indian miniature paintings... More 

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