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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

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Address: Chanwar Palkhiwalon-ki-Haveli (Anokhi Haveli) | Kheri Gate, Amber, Jaipur 302017, India
Phone Number: +91 141 253 0226

A small textile museum dedicated to the ancient craft of hand block...

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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Excellent insightto the heritage of this textile art

Well worth a trip, true craftsmen at work ( watched a gentleman carving the printing blocks from wood an also another doing some basic printing. Fantastic to watch). Many displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jaipur, India
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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip, true craftsmen at work ( watched a gentleman carving the printing blocks from wood an also another doing some basic printing. Fantastic to watch). Many displays throughout the restored Haveli to wander thru ( this is self guided). Clean, including the toilets ( western style). Museum shop has small but good selection of gifts from all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and easy viewing. The demonstrations of block making and printing were very interesting, as you got to see the workers hard at work.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go the men doing block cutting and the guys printing are lovely didn't realize just how much skill was needed to print even basic patterns let alone the far more complex designs.we came away really inspired.

Thank Debbie M
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I love Anokhi products and after research and much persuasion to our guide I found the Anokhi museum very close to the Amber Forts. It is well worth the visit if you love block printing and textile. I even got to do some block printing myself! A beautifully restored building could have spent much longer there!

Thank Jan50_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Very quiet and elegant display of history and the techniques of Block printing art from Rajasthan . Excellent narration and stylish visual displays. Live artisan lets one try hand at actual printing making tmemorable experience for one not knowing the subject .

Solana Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

About a 10 minute walk from Amber Fort and well worth a visit. The museum is located in an exquisitely restored haveli, which is a treat in itself. Printed and dyed cotton cloth has been a part of India's culture since the 12th century. The origins of the process are very organic, tied to the land and the prints differ... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The museum was closed for maintenance but we were surprised with a one on on guided tour. It was such a treat! If you love textiles this is a must see!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is very close to Amber Fort, a little hard to find but if your driver asks the locals, he will find it. It is within 500 m to the downhill elephant station. The old Haveli is wonderfully restored and shows a huge variety of different hand print patterns as well as the process. If... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I had no idea what block printing was until we visited this museum. The building itself is just amazing. It was renovated by crafstmen just out of their own knowledge and memory of how to do it, passed on by fathers and grandfathers. No architect was involved. They explain all of this in the museum in addition to the block... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The house itself is well worth seeing. The museum has some great examples of block-printing. Illustrates how different tribes and castes wear different patterns, etc. In-house artist show how blocks are made and how block printing is done. Nice surprise. Lots of stairs!!! Not easy for people with disabilities.

Thank JoseDW

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