Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
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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.80 per adult | rs.50 concession | rs.25 for students and children | video camera entry additional rs.100
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Film G
New England857 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Set in a fabulously renovated building — itself worth the trip — the exhibits are well laid out and have good explanations. Clean toilet. There are also artisans there showing how to make the wooden blocks used in the fabric printing, and doing the actual printing itself. You can join in, and get a souvenir. The museum store is also great, full of beautiful handmade stuff at a modest price, given the workmanship. Not to be missed. You might think ‘Fabric Museum. Ugh’ You’d be very wrong. Even kids would like the artisans.
Written 11 April 2022
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Eileen G
Paoli, PA161 contributions
Dec 2021
The museum was small and informative. We had a private tour guide who explained about haveli's and the restoration of the building. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. But it is in a lovely quiet spot. I bought a few nice scarves in the shop.
Written 26 January 2022
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Chris W
Saffron Walden, UK198 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
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
Written 19 July 2020
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,385 contributions
Nov 2019
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.
Written 10 February 2020
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TNAmakes
Adderbury, UK89 contributions
Jan 2020
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.
Written 3 February 2020
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itchyfeetArizona
Arizona48 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
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!
Written 25 January 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,926 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written 22 January 2020
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aishwarya m
New Delhi, India41 contributions
Dec 2019
A well maintained museum dedicated to textiles. The way to the museum amidst the lanes of Amber is equally enjoyable, especially if you are a lover of art and architecture!
Written 10 December 2019
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rogerl044
Melbourne, Australia178 contributions
Nov 2019
You have to see the complicated steps needed to make the fabrics to understand why the fabric produced would be so sought after. It must have taken much enginuity to discover all the plants and processes necessary.

Beautiful printing and wonderful colours.

The "demonstrations" are really just a shop so be prepared.
Written 10 December 2019
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PKfamily
Chesterfield, UK82 contributions
Nov 2019
This museum is located close to Amer Fort and is excellent value for money (clean toilets too!). We looked at the exhibitions and then had a live demonstration of how to make a wooden block pattern to use as a print. We continued to another live demonstration of how to block print on fabric. We were able to have a go and were allowed to take our sampler piece away as a souvenir.
A very quiet museum which is well worth a visit.
Written 4 December 2019
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