Galleries Timings


Location: CHAUK & HAVELI
Guided Tour: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm (Entry between 10.15 and 10.30 am only)

Entry restricted to 20 visitors (by prior appointment only) The administration makes and confirms the arrangement in advance.


Indian Textiles influenced by the Mughal and Provincial Courts 17th-19th Century


Textile Trade of India with the outside world – 15th-19th Century


Indian Costumes in the Calico Collection – 18th to mid-20th Century


Regional Embroideries of India 19th Century

(Sindh, Kutch, Kathiawad, Tamilnadu, Orissa, Mithila (Bihar), Bengal, Punjab, Chamba (Himachal Pradesh)

Indian Tie-Dyed Fabrics


Techniques of Weaving and Dyeing


Indian Embroidery Techniques

Wooden Blocks for Printing on cloth

Location: HAVELI


Invisible Presence: Images & Abodes of Indian Deities


Vallabha Sampradaya Ritual Arts


Indian Paintings in the Sarabhai Foundation


Sacred Bronzes from South India in the Sarabhai Foundation


Jaina – Textiles, Manuscripts, Sculptures, Ceremonial Objects and Woodworks.


Those wishing to join the tour, may kindly bear in mind that leaving the tour before its completion is difficult and that we request the visitors to plan their timings accordingly.

Children below the age of 15 are not included in the study tours. Inconvenience caused on this account is regretted.

Scholars and those especially interested in some section/collection of the Foundation/Galleries for study purposes may ask for an appointment outside the prescribed tour hours. Such appointments are given at the discretion of the Management.

A major part of the collection has been catalogued and copies of these illustrated catalogues have been kept in galleries for easy reference by visitors. For easy identification of the displayed pieces in the catalogue, the accession numbers are marked on stickers a fixed to the pieces. In addition, brief printed Gallery Notes have been placed in the galleries.