Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing - Current Exhibitions


Sanganer: The Story of a Block Printing Town portrays the evolution of block printing in a textile market town. This historic survey details how printed fabric, once a local craft and now seen on catwalks internationally, struggles to compete in the modern world.

Focus on the Collection: Bichaunis ~Blankets are the hand stitched icons of everyday life in India that add a dash of vibrancy to a simple family home. This exhibition of printed and stitched bedcovers from the Anokhi Archives demonstrates how a modern twist can revitalize traditional styles.

Bagh Printing comprises a selection of unique bedcovers from the small village of Bagh in Madhya Pradesh. Well suited to modern interpretations, this hard-to-find traditional cloth reveals an unusually bold, clear style of printing. A display of contemporary scarves by Womenweave, compliments the exibit and looks to the future.

Rebecca Layton: From a Modern Perspective showcases the printed textiles and woven dhurrie rugs of a young American artist. Using traditional methods, Layton has created fresh innovative patterns based upon her ‘vision’ of India while living here on a Fulbright scholarship.