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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 124 attractions in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Thanks to our tour guide Farooq, who insisted on taking us to this museum. It is unimaginable to compare the current structure wuth the photograph of depleted haveli, which was renovated with great efforts, time and money by Anokhi team. It houses the secret and tradition of Rajasthani cloth printing, which was promoted by Anokhi globally. Do not forget to... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The art of hand painting dates back to the royal ages and the current painters claim to be the ancestors of those who had served the royal family centuries ago. Other than watching an artist draw a small painting we didn't it ovewelming and felt a bit pressured to purchase.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This little museum is tucked away in the village of Amer. Despite being a little run-down, the museum repays the small entrance fee and the time taken to visit. Techniques employed to produce the intricate, delicate prints and colours of the beautiful designs typical of this area of Rajesthan are demonstrated in a series of display cabinets sited in various... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Anokhi Musuem was a real delight to visit! Although as casual shoppers one tends to stumble upon 'Sanganeri' prints often, but this place offered a real experience. The entire 'haveli' (which is an old restored house, really) had a very calm manner about it, and offered an excellent exhibit spanning across multiple floors about the prints, their patterns, designs,... More

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I went there with my kids. The haveli was a wonderful place with pigeons flying i, . Kids thought it was cool. They got to try their hand with block printing.

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