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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Chanwar Palkhiwalon-ki-Haveli (Anokhi Haveli) | Kheri Gate, Amber, Jaipur 302017, India
0141-2530226
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Ranked #4 of 123 Attractions in Jaipur
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: A small textile museum dedicated to the ancient craft of hand block printing. Housed in a restored UNSECO award winning 400 year old building - well... more » Owner description: A small textile museum dedicated to the ancient craft of hand block printing. Housed in a restored UNSECO award winning 400 year old building - well kept displays, good information, friendly staff, a printing & wood block carving craftsman demonstrating on site, clean toilets, an excellent small (fixed price) museum shop, & a cafe serving fresh organic coffee. A quiet haven - 10 min walk through the quaint old town of Amber. Entry Price: rs.30 per adult | rs.15 for children below 12yrs | rs.20 for students | camera entry rs.50 | video camera entry rs.150 « less
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The museum is pretty close to the Amber fort. Not sure about local transportation, but if you have a car you'll reach within 10 minutes. Entrance is paid, with a separate charge for cameras. If you like taking photos, then you'll find the renovated haveli and artisans at work good subjects. The museum was tastefully done. Good information about block-printing... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

beautiful, well maintained and a worthwhile investment in keeping this traditional art alive, well done Anokhi

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I personally want to see the traditional block printing, however, it was closed when i went there. I was still half lucky since I manage to see block printing in Chowkhi Dhani Rajasthan Village

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AnokhiJaipur, Owner at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, responded to this review

It is a real shame you went to the museum and found it closed... the official timings are given on the anokhi museum website (closed Mondays and all official state / national holidays). It seems strange that you have given a review for the museum without actually going inside.... We understand your disappointment at going all the way there and... More

Sauk City, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a little gem that was not at all crowded when we visited. It's dedicated to the traditional Indian art/craft of printing on fabric with intricately hand carved wooden stamps. There are displays of historic fabrics as well as modern examples and exhibits that visually break down the steps of the process, as well as a craftsman actually carving... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the best places to shop. Anokhi has a very unique cotton prints and styles to offer. I recently visited their showroom and the museum in Jaipur. Indeed a treat for the cotton block print lovers.

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Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place was great because of all the valuable and handicrafts we got to see inside. The place is in Jaipur which we visited and hence got the chance to experience this textile heaven. Great Art.

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In the season, that is. The museum is housed in a renovated building and its textiles are well displayed. Out-of-season, parts are closed and local artists are not present. The nearby step well is well worth visiting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. The meandering walk past old houses was delightful, try to see the fabulous step well on the right hand side when heading towards the museum. The building the museum is in has been beautifully restored, and has a serene atmosphere. The aim of the Anokhi group is to preserve and promote the heritage of block printing... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a quaint museum which was shut for maintenance but there was a wood block maker on the premises who did a live demonstration of carving a small wooden block for my kids each. It was a delightful experience for them to watch the traditional carver make a beautiful block out of a piece of wood.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Its a very quiet museum perhaps not on the tourist map. We learnt so much about fabrics and block printing at this place. The staff is patient and will take you through the tour without the typical tourist traps. One can feel relaxed and remain unguarded at this wonderful place.

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