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Calico Museum of Textiles

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Address: | The Retreat, Opp. Underbridge, Ahmedabad 80004, India
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Ancient Textile Art

Inside of beautiful old havelis that were the estate of a textile magnet, you can see stunning textiles and tapestries of every possible description. Upon his death the estate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Freeport, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely DREADFUL female guide whose been there 25yrs is full of self importance and more interested in her portrayal of the stories on the fabrics than the visitors need to see them. We had to stand while she droned on then she failed to give us time to look at them. It needs a new person to bring the fabrics... More 

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside of beautiful old havelis that were the estate of a textile magnet, you can see stunning textiles and tapestries of every possible description. Upon his death the estate was turned into a museum for those you wish to experience these beautiful textiles. There is also a wonderful bronze collection and manuscripts. The gardens are lovely to see.This is a... More 

Thank cjvagabond
Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am biased to this place because I love textiles. The museum houses the most beautiful collection of antique, handcrafted, intricate textile works. The works entail history of India and its trade routes. I have heard the the collections are as beautiful as the one's seen at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Remember to book your place on... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DONT GO THERE. This place is unbelievably open ONLY 2hours a day for a tour (max 20pers!) that you have to book at least 2 weeks in advance - which makes it very easy for travelers, for some "security and other concerns". This shouldn't be allowed to have such a collection and hide it to the world !! We only... More 

Thank Romane D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soooo strict rules here. It seems to get crazier. Limited spaces, shorter time to visit, no spontaneity at all. And tour run by a militant lady who needs to lighten up and let tourists enjoy this museum. I wouldn't bother again.

Thank bitterntraveller
Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is house of Sarabhais the renowned family of india from textiles and science. It has a good collections of textiles. And also art and old traditionals art effects. An art lover and interest in textile and religion should must visit.

Thank anubhav73
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. A feast of textiles. A truly wonderful collection from Central and North India packed into an old house. The focus of the family trust is to conserve and preserve the textiles so access is limited and the time allowed in each gallery goes by in a flash. Mind-boggling and hard to take in but this is no... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the private collection of the Sarabhai family and is housed in several beautiful colonial mansions. The number of visitors is limited to 20 a day and advance reservations are essential. The mansions are themselves extraordinary and are worth seeing. The collection started as heritage textiles but has been expanded to include statues, rooms from old buildings, etc. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the museum itself has a great collection of textiles, it can be explored only by experts or with a good guide. You would need an appointment and a knowledgeable person to get the best out of this.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

India has an unbelievable tradition in textiles; for thousands of years people have been spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing, embroidering incredible fabrics. The Country itself is so vast that each region produced fairly different styles, and it is hard to get to know them all. During a recent visit to Ahmedabad, I had the (fortunate) opportunity to go visit this museum... More 

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