Anokhi Museum Of Hand Printing

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Anokhi Museum Of Hand Printing

History

Situated in Jaipur, the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing was set up with the purpose of protecting the art of Hand printing, as well as exhibiting the dying art to patrons along with the rest of the public.

Historically, Rajasthan has had a tradition of hand printed textiles, promoted by time ancients by royal patrons. Post 1970s, the art formed deteriorated drastically as the rule of the rajas was abolished and the museum and the Anokhi Foundation have been trying to revive the art ever since. The museum operates from the premises of a pink Haveli. It displays the changes that the art has undergone under the rules of the Rajputs, offering a chance to learn about the dying art.

The museum houses a generous collection of several print types that can otherwise only be viewed in private collections. It serves as a facility for budding craftsmen to learn this art, thus earning a decent livelihood in the process. They also fuse old styles and new, thus innovating constantly. Visitors can take a close look and understand the creation of each process. The galleries top floor houses textiles that have been loaned by other collectors.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the museum and Jaipur is between the months of October and March.

Trivia

There is also an on-site shop in the museum where customers can buy the products they like.

Timing

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from morning 10:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday the museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed to the public on Monday, major national and local holidays.

The Museum is also closed to the public every summer from May 1 to July 15 for an exhibition changeover and maintenance of the galleries.


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