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The Anokhi Foundation aims to preserve the centuries-old customs and traditions of the artisans in Jaipur. the foundation has been running a museum, Anokhi Museum of Handmade Paintings, where it exhibits various artefacts in relation to the hand and block printing. Exhibiting the oldest forms of Rajasthani art, the Anokhi museum of hand printing houses more than a hundred hand printed garments keeping alive the age-old tradition of printing clothes. Located in the Anokhi haveli or the “Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli”, the museum is a charitable foundation started by the clothing brand named Anokhi. The haveli which once used to a house of the royal palanquin bearers has been turned into a museum wherein you get a glimpse of the lengthy process of hand printing a garment. The restored gorgeous museum holds a UNESCO certification in 2000 for its amazing works in the preservation and interpretation of the art form.
This museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of block printed cloth. If you have an inclination towards art then this is a must for you and if not then a visit to this museum will surely awaken the artist and admirer inside you. The popular museum that opened in 2005 gains its popularity with its on-site demonstration of the art forms by the artisans. On the rooftop of the haveli, you will come across various artisans who showcase their works to the interested visitors.
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