Anokhi Museum

Anokhi Haveli Kheri Gate
Jaipur, RJ - 302028

Type: Arts Museums
0141 253 0226
  • Nilesh Korgaokar
    Nilesh Korgaokar
  • Manvendra Bhanu Singh Ranawat
    Manvendra Bhanu Singh Ranawat

The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is a unique cultural institution located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, dedicated to the art of hand block printing. Established in 2005 by the Anokhi Foundation, the museum aims to showcase the history, techniques, and craftsmanship of this traditional textile art form, which has been practiced in Rajasthan for centuries.

Housed in a restored haveli (traditional mansion) in the historic Amber neighborhood of Jaipur, the Anokhi Museum offers visitors an immersive experience into the world of hand-block printing. The museum's exhibits trace the evolution of this craft, from its ancient roots to its contemporary applications, highlighting the various styles, motifs, and patterns used by artisans over the years.

Visitors to the Anokhi Museum can explore galleries showcasing a diverse range of hand-printed textiles, garments, and artifacts, including sarees, scarves, bedspreads, and wall hangings. These exhibits feature examples of different printing techniques, such as dabu (mud resist), ajrakh (natural dyeing), and bagru (vegetable dyeing), as well as the use of traditional wooden blocks and natural pigments.

One of the main attractions of the museum is its demonstration area, where visitors can observe master craftsmen and artisans at work, demonstrating the intricate process of handblock printing. Through live demonstrations, visitors can gain a deeper appreciation for the skill, precision, and artistry involved in creating hand-printed textiles.

Additionally, the Anokhi Museum offers educational programs, workshops, and lectures on various aspects of hand block printing, aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of this traditional craft. Visitors can learn about the history of block printing, the significance of different motifs and designs, and the cultural importance of textiles in Rajasthan's heritage.

Overall, the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing provides a fascinating insight into the world of Indian textile artistry, celebrating the creativity, innovation, and cultural significance of handblock printing. Whether you're a textile enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about traditional crafts, a visit to the Anokhi Museum promises an enriching and inspiring experience.

Besides this arts museum, there are thirty-five more arts museums listed in Jaipur. There's also thirty-three attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Anokhi Museum on the map above. If you need any other information on Anokhi Museum that is not listed here, please call 0141 253 0226 or visit their website.

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Opening Hours Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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