Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing located in the ancient pink 'Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli' also known as Anokhi Haveli. Anokhi Museum of hand printing is the foundation which is charitable and works with a core objective of preserving the traditional customs and works of artisans of Jaipur. This foundation takes care of the talent and skills of the artisans and provides good employment opportunities. Anokhi Museum of hand printing also works on reviving the age-old tradition of handbook printing which also includes traditional hand printing methods and techniques. This foundation also provides live demonstrations of the hand block printing carried by the local artisans.
Opened in 2005, Anokhi museum of hand printing also has a mini auditorium which runs slides show and documentries on printing and dyeing daily.
By maintaining an active acquisition program, the AMHP collection continues to grow with frequent additions of hand printed textiles along with relevant objects and photographs. The extensive Anokhi Archives also provides a rich repository of clothing and home furnishings dating from the early 1960s to present.
The museum focuses on contemporary fabric ranging from innovative designs created by talented artisans, to traditional outfits still worn in select regions today, albeit in dwindling numbers. A focused selection of historic textiles provides a context for further understanding of block printing.
A cafe and a shop in the museum sell handmade limited edition products with jewellery, cards, books, furnishings and clothes.
Anokhi Museum Timings:
Closed on Mondays and major national and local holidays.The museum is closed each summer between May 15st and July 15th for gallery maintenance
By Road: Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is located at a distance of 15 km from the centre of Jaipur city near Amer fort bus stand. One can easily reach here with local taxi or cab.
By Rail: Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Jaipur is well connected through Jaipur Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing can be reach through Jaipur Airport, also called Sanganer Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur.