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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Chanwar Palkhiwalon-ki-Haveli (Anokhi Haveli) | Kheri Gate, Amber, Jaipur 302017, India
+91 141 253 0226
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Ranked #4 of 125 Attractions in Jaipur
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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. Please ensure that you have been taken to the correct location. We do not pay commission; some drivers or guides may try to take you elsewhere. 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you interested in textiles and the history of the creation of block printing, this is a must. Established by Anokhi in Jaipur to re-establish the block printing that was done in this area after it was wiped out by a monsoon in 1985. Fabulous examples of old and new block printing, using simple vegetable dye, and watch a master... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A great renovated Havali with good displays on the process and history of block printing. Definately worth a visit as its close to the fort and step well. Small admission charge and associated museum shop that sells items at a very reasonable price

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing museum tucked away by the Adhbhut Hotel where you discover how wooden blocks are made and then used for printing on material, Large selection of clothes and material from various areas on display. Lovely little shop and cafe

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is a worthwhile visit if you like textiles. The artisans are delightful and you can see them demonstrating carving wood block for print making and demonstrating the technique of printing. I received a sample of their work which I will treasure. A little coffee shop which sells limited food but I enjoyed a wonderful lemon and ginger drink,... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The best place in Jaipur to find out more and learn about block-printing. Adults and kids will like it equally.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you love textiles, you really should see this museum. Located in a restored haveli, it’s exceptionally well done. They have artisans demonstrating cutting of wooden blocks for printing and the technique for printing a three-color design. Both gave me a little sample of their work at the end. There's a little coffee shop in the courtyard at the entrance... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very famous for block printing. The entire procedure right from the drawing on the wood block, carving and block printing can be viewed here in the form of exhibits....also there are live demonstrations by talented artisans who have mastered the art. Excellent place to know the culture of Rajasthan.

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

The visit was well worth in terms of shopping. We got first hand experience of Hand Printing art. Came around to appretiate the work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A museum that has an extensive collection of hand block printed cloth. It is an ancient craft that is very fascinating.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this is a museum where block printing is done in clothes . The dyes natural and are prepared from vegetables by keeping them for a month. These natural colours don't fade away and remain for ever. There was also a replica of Taj Mahal made out of marble a miniature to show how the Taj would look in full moon... More

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