India’s textiles sector is one of the oldest datings back several centuries. Its ancient culture and traditions introduce a vast range of textiles that are unique to the area. Every region of India be it North with Rajasthan, East with Assam, West with Gujarat, and South with its many facets has a concentration of sub-regions where one could find villages where everyone is engaged in the same practice of weaving handloom fabrics. TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS India offers a selection of individually designed Textile Tours of India showcasing the textiles specialities of each region. Discover textiles created from hand-loom weaving of various threads, techniques applied, unique designs and the many styles throughout India.
Gujarat is home to diverse ethnic and semi-nomadic tribal groups, who have their own traditions and some of India’s most exquisite hand-embellished crafts, which includes Kutchi embroidery with mirror work, bandhani tie and dye and hand-printed textiles. The ancient city of Ahmedabad houses the Calico and Textile Museum, India’s premier textile museum.
Rajasthan is known for its Forts and Palaces, artisans in the village of Bagru, just outside Jaipur, have been hand-block printing for over 350 years.
South India offers a diverse and fascinating variety of textile related experiences. The textile tour provides the opportunity to work with raw materials under the guidance of local specialists. Educational workshops offer a strong focus on hands-on and in-depth interaction with elaborate cotton embroidery, fine needlework and natural dying.
West Bengal explores the rural countryside and fertile farmlands where Silk has a long and rich history, historically worn by Mughal nobility. The artisans here are famous for making Sarees. Visit textile villages, local markets and weaver’s studios. Meet, engage and learn techniques and weaving methods.
Odisha is known for its tribal communities. This itinerary has a focus on the rich diversity of craft and the variety of techniques that have been used for generations. Travel into the tribal heartlands and meet India’s most ancient indigenous communities where many artisans are in isolated villages residing with age-old customs, creating brilliant workmanship on cotton, silk, and tusser textiles. The weavers of every region work in their own unique style.
We at TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS India specialise in creating personalised itineraries to suit individual interests and requirements such as duration, the standard of accommodation, specific interests and pace of travel, so please get in touch with us if you would like to receive a tailor-made itinerary for a customised textile tour.
Tour Type: Textile Tour
Group size: 04 - 12 People
Duration: Minimum of 2 weeks (recommended)
Accommodation: 4* / 5* As per clients Request
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