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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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Textile Heaven

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and great museum. It is small but very good. Went with our boys for a visit and they had a lot of fun doing block printing. Wonderful interactive and building is nice as well. Not crowded and is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

a wonderful collection of textiles in a traditional space that explain the history and technique behind this incredible art. Do not miss the demonstrations on the roof top workshop that show how blocks are made and how the actual printing is done!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This continues and shows how ancient craft skills can continue exisitieren if they unite with modernity a local tradition and both benefit from each other. Secluded and relativv lonely, this museum is a gem, especially interesting to children, because you printed yourself a piece of cloth and may it bring to the punch. The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is... More 

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