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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 #7 of 128 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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Reigate, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a lovely museum to visit- so interesting to see how the block printing is done. We even had our own one made for each of us and also had a go a doing some printing ourselves. The shop us quite shall, but still good and the cafe was closed but could have been out of season. It was definitely... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Oh-the museum and demonstrations were great but I had the best time picking up wonderful cottons to wear on the trip and to bring back for such a good price. The quality is excellent and they are so comfortable. This had been suggested to me by other tourists and at our hotel --I was delighted to find such nice things... More

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We are great fans of Anokhi. The museum is in a restored haveli. It has a little cafe. It was very pleasant after the crowds at Amber fort. The display is interesting, with some lovely old fabrics, and there are demonstrations of dyeing and wooden block making. We had the place more or less to ourselves. Some steep steps.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An excellent layout and display of block printed craft, its history and process through live demonstrations, traditional garments and contemporary examples.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a small museum dedicated to textiles and hand block printing. Call ahead for hours and to see what special exhibitions are up.

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our taxi driver knew the location, and could take us straight there, although I had taken the precaution of downloading the map from the web site. A lovely 'havela' renovated to hold a great collection of printing from various areas. Very informative; friendly staff, supper shop. Highly recommended for all interested in textiles. (Lime and ginger drink at the café... More

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I LOVED watching the crafter whittle away wood to make a stamp with chisels! The museum is informative with examples and English and Hindi text plates to go along. I did not like paying extra to be allowed to take photos only to find everything in plexiglass and spot lighting that made it impossible to take decent photos. Don't bother... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The museum stands out among indian museums, as it is well thought and organized and really presents this fine art of fabric printing. For those of us who had no idea, the eleven stages required to print a pattern on a tissue were extremely interesting !

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The museum has a very meager entry fee which is very much affordable by all. It has a gift shop inside as well. 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. The washrooms however... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is an amazing museum where you can watch men chisel new woodblocks and then actually use them to apply paint -- in many bright colors -- on the cloth. And you can buy some of their handiwork as well: shirts, scarves, bags, table linens.

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