TRADITIONAL TEXTILE AND HANDICRAFT TOUR – GUJARAT

Tour Overview

TEXTILE & ART EXPERIENCES OF GUJARAT

Prime Minister Narendra Modis home state Gujarat has, within its borders, some of the countrys most stunning topography, breath-taking architecture, a colourfully diverse culture and a magnificent array of textile and handicraft.One of the most diverse States in India –Gujarats endless journey from Roots to Wings is timeless with historical and cultural traditions glorifying the State. The enriched range of textiles owes to the people of different communities, castes, tribes and regions of the state, who have kept the age old tradition alive with their art – which is an unmatched blend of intricate detailing and aesthetic charm.This land - blessed with fine epitomes of artistic brilliance and the pristine beauty of Mother Nature,welcomes you for a truly enchanted experience.

  • 12 Nights / 13 Days
  • VALIDITY: 12 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018
  • Mumbai 2 Nights
  • Ahmedabad 2 Nights
  • Patan 2 Nights
  • Dasada 2 Nights
  • Bhuj 4 Nights
  • INR ₹ 2,95,000

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Fabric Market : Amble through famous fabric market of Mumbai.

  • Accessory Market : Ornate thyself with some Imitation jewellery.

  • CSMVS Museum : A treat for cognoscente of art and antiquities who thrive upon the insights that impart deep knowledge of the yesteryear culture and civilization.

  • Handicraft Stores : Tarriance at a handicraft store and indulge in the luxuries of nature.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Gateway Of India : Sojourn at the magnificent edifice flaunting flawless Indo - Saracenic architecture overlooking the sea.

  • Colaba Causeway : Swerve around an irresistible charm, where shopping is the first reason for loving it; the next being food!

  • Iconic Sea Link : Capture an elegant cable-stayed structure that spans the Bay amidst the city.

  • Queens Necklace : Loiter along the natural bay resembling a string of pearls in a necklace.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Traditional Painting (Mata Ni Pachedi) : Experience a 300 old rare art, practised by a wandering tribe of Gujarat.

  • Applique Embroidery : An old & rare crafts of Gujarat, accoutre for quilts, hangings, modern household products and apparels.

  • Calico Museum : Cherish one of the most celebrated institute of its kind in the world; an archive of distinguished and comprehensive collection of Indian textiles.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Gandhi Ashram : This place houses personal memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi depicting vivid and historic events of Gandhiji’s life.

  • Sabarmati Dam : Capture the breath taking view over the Dharoi dam on river Sabarmati.

  • Pol : Visit a housing cluster which comprises many families of a particular group, linked by caste, profession, or religion, a typical of Gujarat.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Ikat Weaving : Ogle another rare and antiquated Indian art, one which the world celebrates.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Sun Temple : Amongst few temples of Sun God, panegyrize this one as a miracle of architecture.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Tribal Embroidery : we take you to the heart of tribal villages to experience the world famous needlework of Gujrat. Created by skilled hands, this craft is known for its elegance and accuracy.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Natural Dyeing : Revive your relations with Mother Nature, bye laying your hands on Dyes derived from her.

  • Block Printing : Aggrandize your skills in block printing and gain acumen by learning and working alongside skilled craft person.

  • Rogan Art : Apperceive a rare art, practiced by a lone Muslim Family which adorns the walls of White House.

  • Batik : Lay your hands on history’s most expressive and subtle resist methods to make a masterpiece of your own.

  • Tie Dye : Design your own kaleidoscopic piece of art with this resist dying technique.

  • Resource Library : Widen your knowledge as you pay a visit to the art preservation center and browse through the art library of Kutch.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Vijay Villas Palace : Stone-carved exquisites & domed bastions a..long with the fact that the royal family still reside here make the palace worth the visit.

  • Mandvi Beach : Walk bare feet on the sun kissed sands and warm tropical waters or just ride on the camel and experience bliss.

  • Raan Of Kutch (Seasonal ) : Gape infinity at the white dessert – one of the largest salt dessert in the world.

  • Aina Mahal : Suggestive of its name, Aina means Mirror; a rare piece of art in itself housing several rare paintings and collectibles from around the world.

  • Rudramata Dam : Biggest dam of Kutch where all the rivers of Kutch flow in, transforming the area around it lush and green.

Inclusions

  • accommodations in the category selected

  • All airport transfers

  • Sightseeing

  • Entry Fee

  • Domestic Airfare

  • Factory Visits

  • Workshops

  • Seminars

  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (Only Vegetarian)

  • Local Transport (Air Conditioned)

  • Train Travel (Air Conditioned)

  • Materials used for workshop

  • Sightseeing Guides

  • Tour Director

Exclusions

  • International Airfare

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

  • Spending Money

  • Passport and Visa fees

  • Travel insurance

  • Medical Insurance

  • Tipping

  • Equipment Fee

  • Porterage

Textile , Art and Craft
Experience

  • Mata ni pachedi painting

    The 300 year old tradition of painting narratives of the Goddess Durga, in her various incarnations is called Mata Ni Pachedi, translated as ‘behind the idol of the Goddess’. Graphical, vivid, multi-coloured animated images of Gods and Goddesses, devotees and followers, flora and fauna, splurge the magnificence of this narrative art

  • Applique embroidery

    One of the oldest and finest crafts of Gujarat, Applique embroidery uses different patches of fabric to make beautiful forms of floral and animal designs for quilts, hangings, modern household products and apparels

  • Handicraft of Gujarat

    Handicrafts of Gujarat are expressive, unique and a beautiful amalgamation of stitches, colours, patterns and embroidery. From colourful tie-dye to sophisticated wooden antiques, each and every item is made to perfection by the renowned artisans and craftsmen of the state.

  • Handloom and Handicraft Village – Dasada

    Explore the hand work of local artisans and weavers, making threads come alive. Dasada is home to tribal heritage area, rich in local craft. Experience the pastoral Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada, and Ambala village of the Bharward – the shepherds and goatherds. A life, truly close to nature.

  • Ajrakpur Block Painting – Bhuj

    Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that existed around 2500 BC-1500 BC. It is a block printing technique which uses colours derived from nature - such as indigo, henna, turmeric, pomegranate, iron and mud. These printing blocks are aesthetically and seamlessly hand-carved by skillful craftsmen.

  • Batik Tie & dye - Bhuj

    Batik is a unique process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth to have an impeccable deign. Batik in Kachchh was traditionally produced by the Khatri communities – like bandhani and ajrakh block printing. However, today there are more communities practising the craft.

  • Tribal embroidery

    Tribal Embroidery, or Kutchi Embroidery is a signature art tradition of the tribal community of Kutch District in Gujarat. The signature effect of the colorful embroidery sparkles when small mirrors called Abhla are sewn over the geometrically shaped designs. These embroidered clothes adorn all, especially on festive occasions and to decorate deities and to create a source of income too.

  • Bhujodi Weaving

    As the name suggests, Bhujodi is a small town near Bhuj. As well as weavers, the village of Bhujodi is also home to Rabaris, nomadic and shepherd communities. It is said, that in Bhujodi, one man’s timeless devotion is as vital as an industry making exquisite fabric.

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