At a mere ten-minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Located in a magnificently restored haveli (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.
The advent of the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing became the initiative of Rachel Bracken-Singh and her husband Pritam Singh. Pritam’s father, John Singh, bought the dilapidated Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli mansion withinside the past due Seventies and started a 3 year renovation venture in 1989. With the steerage of architects, Nimish Patel & Parul Zaveri of Abhikram, the building became restored to its authentic grandeur. By demonstrating the feasibility of the use of indigenous materials, time-honoured creation strategies and professional neighborhood craftsmen, the upkeep venture earned a UNESCO award for ‘Cultural Heritage Conservation’ in 2000.
After final touch the destiny use of the haveli became nevertheless undetermined. Ultimately, Rachel and Pritam based a museum committed at hand block printing. First, structural variations have been vital for turning a sixteenth century haveli right into a present day constructing acceptable to showing sensitive textiles. Then the Anokhi Archives wanted advanced garage centers in addition to similarly studies. This examine resulted withinside the commencing exhibition, Print Progress – Innovation & Revival 1970-2005.
Sixteen years later the paintings continues. Museum practices are usually refined, and an ongoing studies programme finds greater tantalising bits of records as new data on humans and locations come to light. Our neighbourhood is likewise key. AMHP strives to train each scholar in Amber, improving their understanding and pleasure of their esteemed fabric heritage. The museum additionally welcomes our neighbours and neighborhood craftsmen to revel in a dwelling records museum first hand.
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The museum is situated next to Kheri Gate in the north corner of Amber town just beyond the famous Panna Meena step well and Bihariji temple – a 10 minute walk from Amber’s bustling market place.
To ensure you reach the museum and not one of the several shops along the way, we recommend you follow the map link or call the museum for our staff to direct you
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