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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  • There are a lot of old textile with hand printed which are display in the museum and also they showed the process of hand printed.  more »
  • Located in a haveli, the Museum consists of all sorts of block print of anokhi come from different regions of India being passionate about crafting this visit was very nice and interesting
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  • We visited this beautiful block printing museum and had a wonderful experience and learnt about the ancient block printing techniques which is still used by the artisans. We got some hands on training...  more »
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  • This museum is really incredible. It is housed in a 400 years old beautifully restored building, and tells the story of block printing in and around Jaipur. As well as the absolutely gorgeous displays and the wonderful narrative throughout, you are able to meet the craftspeople themselves. The museum employs people who have worked in the industry their entire lives, who explain their processes to you. You can watch and have a go yourself. You can also buy some amazing things in the shop, made by local people.
  • If you like textiles, this is a great place. Seeing the history of block printing, and watching artesans continue the tradition by hand, is a lovely experience. The staff are informative, kind, and generous with their time. You can pay to be able to block print a handkerchief of your own. I recommend seeing the fort, coming here, and stopping off at the step well all in the same day as the trip out to this area can take quite a while
  • This interesting museum in a restored haveli documents the art of hand-block printing, from old traditions to contemporary design...you can watch masters carve unbelievably intricate wooden printing blocks. And you can print on T-shirts,scaf etc..There is also cafe or gift shop.........
  • This interesting museum in a restored haveli documents the art of hand-block printing, from old traditions to contemporary design. You can watch masters carve unbelievably intricate wooden printing blocks and even have a go at printing your own scarf or T-shirt. There’s a cafe and gift shop, too. A trip to the Amber Fort is a popular destination when touring Jaipur, but visitors are increasingly adding what critics have called ‘a little gem of a museum’ on to their list as well. In the Fort’s shadow and a mere ten minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber, the historic capital of Rajasthan, lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing (AMHP). Located in a magnificently restored haveli or mansion, the museum displays a varied selection of block printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition. Like crafts worldwide, the block printing industry faces serious challenges trying to keep pace with modern manufacturing. The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing addresses this fragile situation primarily through education. Dedicated to the art of block printing, AMHP strives to inform both textile specialists and general public alike; but more importantly, the artisans themselves are encouraged to visit and view their craft in a unique and inspirational way. Hopefully visitors from India and abroad will leave the museum a little wiser, and also more sensitive to the need of protecting this enduring heritage craft for future generations.
  • Here you can get a fantastic demonstration of tissue dying. Everything hand made. You can also create your own scarf or tshirt. Close to the fort and a beautiful stepwell. Stop by if you can
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