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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 .

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Solana Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum teaches you about the history of hand printing and how important the technique is to India. I loved how you can get involved in trying your hand at printing and seeing the process step by step. There is also a gift shop which sells beautiful products at very reasonable prices and a snack shop. The museum was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Oh this place was fantastic a little hard to find but once we reached there was were in love with the work Anokhi is doing. Not only do they still preserve the art of hand printing but we got to know that they do a lot of corporate social responsibility too. The museum is an old palace bought by Anokhi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This important museum is just outside the Amber fort and is in a very beautifully restored haveli ( large house or mansion). It has a snack bar outside in the front court yard and a gift shop. The displays represent the history and stages of printing fabric, and what a meticulous art form that is. There is also an interesting... More 

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