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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

472 Reviews
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Chris W wrote a review Jul 2020
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom200 contributions114 helpful votes
The museum is next to the Amber Fort and well worth seeing when you visit the fort. There are demonstrations of printing and woodworking being undertaken by the craftsmen at the museum. The variety and quality of the designs is excellent and better than those in local markets and shops. There is a shop at the museum and high quality printed fabrics and products are available at very affordable prices
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Florian254 wrote a review Feb 2020
Norddeutschland1,317 contributions705 helpful votes
I was not impressed with the idea to visit a hand printing museum but I changed my mind. Put into a very interesting building (mind your head) it gives an interesting insight into a nearly lost tradition, explains the how to and history pretty well and show pretty and interesting textiles. Beware it can be too much information at a time.
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Date of experience: November 2019
TNAmakes wrote a review Feb 2020
Adderbury, United Kingdom96 contributions13 helpful votes
A lovely museum holding beautiful exhibits of textiles and the techniques used to make them. Definitely worth a visit for what I remember to be a very reasonable price. Sits very closely to Amber fort so you could easily do both in a day. Brilliant shop inside aswell. Would love to see a bit more in the cafe as your some distance from shops but otherwise, brilliant.
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Date of experience: January 2020
itchyfeetArizona wrote a review Jan 2020
Arizona48 contributions24 helpful votes
An outstanding little museum in a beautifully restored Haveli. Exhibitions are well laid out, displayed and explained. There's not too little to bore you, not too much to overwhelm, just perfect for you to gain a good understanding about hand printing and grow to appreciate, if not love it! The quality of the works are astounding. Mr. Pavan gave us a tour and he explained everything really well. The museum shop is delightful as well. The live demonstrations are fascinating. We love the dignity of this museum. Such a beautiful example of how to preserve tradition and culture without blatant commercialization. Very refreshing after the ugly commercialized Amber Fort. This museum is well worth a couple hours of your time!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brun066 wrote a review Jan 2020
Florence, Italy9,898 contributions1,019 helpful votes
I asked our taxi driver to visit this museum, as my guidebook recommended it as an outstanding sight near Amber Fort. But I didn't know anything about it. I too was impressed by the skill with which the ancient "haveli" that houses the museum has been restored, and by the care with which it's maintained. The exhibition of the craft of hand printing by wooden blocks is also interesting for those who are not fond of fabrics: he / she will learn the essentials of both the different characteristics of fabrics and the ways of printing them. At the end of the visit, a craftsman printed a cotton handkerchief in different colors and patterns in a few minutes, and gave it to my wife, who still keeps it. After my visit to this museum, I learned that the name "Anokhi" is that of a local company that has a factory in Jaipur and employs many hundreds of workers in the production of fabrics printed by this traditional technique. And I also understood that this technique, which risked disappearing at the end of the last century, derives from a secular Indian tradition, in which Rajastan, and in particular the town of Bagru, west of Jaipur, excels. In short, I really learned about entities I didn't know; as it's obvious, traveling to a country like India, which for its size and the antiquity of its civilization has a "reservoir" of cultural accumulation among the very first in the world.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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