GUJARAT TEXTILES TOUR 20 -28 OCTOBER 2020
NINE DAYS OF TEXTILE IMMERSION IN INDIA
8 nights and 9 days in Ahmedabad and Bhuj.
9 days exploring the true roots of Indian textiles and artisan provenance in this special and very delicate part of the world. No place has suffered as much natural disaster as Kutch has, and ironically no place has matched it with so much (wo)man made beauty. We will visit the privately owned textile museum (that has the V & A as it’s peer); natural indigo vats, weaving, embroidery, carve our own blocks and spend time in villages that will stay with you forever. We split the trip up into two digestible parts - industrious Ahmedabad and then we go down to the desert flats of the Raan of Kutch. Both areas are dry states, yet rich in so many other areas. We take 5 travellers only on this Textiles Trip and we warn you that it has the capacity to change your life!
You will carve your own block with master block printer.
You will print at a natural dye studio.
You will dye your own wool in all graduate depths of natural indigo.
You will paint your own mata ni pachedi with a master
You will learn about rojan art, embroidery and mirror work from villages. But mostly you will learn life lessons in community, being useful with your hands, business and gratitude.
You will be charmed, inspired and floored by the artisan spirit of these women.
And if you'd like more, we offer a Mumbai Side Trip that flies conveniently out of Kutch direct to Soho House Mumbai! Details here.
The excursion commences at midday in Ahmedabad on the 20th October and ends in Bhuj on 28th October.
PRICE: Everything bar flights*,visas, tips and alcohol.
Private room $9,800 per person
Shared room $8,500 per person
Includes accommodation, food, museums, class materials, experiences and all road transport. You need to book flights into Ahmedabad and out of Bhuj.
Note our accomodation is a mixture of The House of MG, hotels and humble desert huts!
If you would like to speak to an Indian Excursion Team Member about the experience, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch.
*flights - No airlines fly direct from Australia to Ahmedabad but these international carriers fly to Delhi: Etihad Airways, Thai Airways, and Air India.
Please note: this is our prospective itinerary, and is subject to modifications that will improve our Excursion; these include changes of venue, local weather amendments, and any other 'out of our control' things that may arise, to ensure our time together is the best it can be! Dealing with local challenges will sometimes affect even our most organised efforts.