Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Jaipur

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Drop into Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing to learn about the rich history of the block printing practice in India. You’ll find the museum housed in a beautifully restored haveli (mansion). Wander around the museum to see displays documenting the art of hand-printing, old traditions, contemporary designs, tools, and other related objects. Have a go at printing your own design on a handkerchief. Finish off your visit in the gift shop, which sells beautiful pieces made by local artisans, who are encouraged to come and visit the museum to see their work on display. To explore the museum fully you’ll need to climb numerous flights of stairs. With our online itinerary creator, Jaipur attractions like Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The displays are interesting and very well laid out. The building has been restored beautifully, it's peaceful and the locals that carve and print are friendly and informative. Well worth a visit and ...  more »
  • Out front I will state that I love textiles. This museum, the exhibits and the experiences were very informative. The creativity and technical skill was clarified when I was allowed to make a block pr...  more »
  • This is a delight if you have interest to know about hand printing. You could even see and do some hand printing here. Also, the collection put up is pretty amazing. You can walk to here from Amer for...  more »
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  • This place is a must see, not only for textile enthusiasts but also for visitors interested in heritage restoration of small residential properties in Jaipur/Amer. This stunningly restored haveli, houses the stories of several hand printed textiles of India. The exhibits come alive through maps, historical documents and enormous range of textiles. The printing processes are very well illustrated through stage-by stage exhibits. only once one has seen these exhibits, does one realize the labour of love that goes into Ajraks and Bagrus! In the live demo-section, we hand printed a scarf from wooden blocks; one could also print on Tees at a nominal cost. Thank you Anokhi for this wonderful experience! I would love to go back... p.s: don't miss the shop, they have great museum publications of major printing techniques and their stories with swatches of real fabric stitched onto the pages, and also some exclusive prints that you can only get at the museum shop!
  • It is one of the best museums I've ever visited. It's all about hand-printing and serves to that purpose magnificently. It is housed in a reinstated haveli and has beautiful paintings made all over the haveli. It is quite interactive, has a Coloring booth for children and artists show the visitors their work and even engage them. The museum shop is amazing. Loved this place and recommend it to everyone who's in Jaipur or visiting there.
  • An outstanding museum in a gorgeous restored haveli. The exhibition displays and texts were very interesting and informative, and I learnt a lot about the history of woodblock printing in this region. The demos also made me appreciate the effort that goes into those printed textiles. I highly recommend coming to this museum after a trip to Amber Fort.
  • This belongs to the brand Anokhi. They have a display of the history and evolution of block printing along with the other types. A live demonstration is also given how the block is carved and how it is printed on cloth. It is shut from May to July but if you call and go they might show you around.
  • A must visit to understand the history and techniques of block printing in Jaipur. A moderately big Haveli which has been restored beautifully to facilitate the museum. Though they don't have a guide or a map, the displays are fairly self explanatory. The place gets hot though, so please take enough water. The craftsmen on Level 01 will show you how to carve blocks and print on plain cotton cloth...tip them if you wish to. Their skill is really intricate and tedious. The Museum Shop is small and lacking as compared to the Anokhi shops across the country, but some of the books explaining Block Printing heritage of nearby villages, are very intriguing.

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