India's remarkable textile heritage stands as one of the world's oldest and most diverse, encompassing a tapestry of traditions and techniques passed down through the ages. On a fully escorted crafting holiday, you can explore this rich legacy which weaves together the threads of history, culture, and craftsmanship, making India a treasure trove for all textile enthusiasts.
From intricate embroidery and weaving to vibrant block printing and tie-dye, Gujarat’s textile traditions are as diverse as its landscapes, showcasing both Hindu and Islamic influence throughout. Here, you can witness skilled artisans transform fabrics into works of art, with each piece reflecting the story of its weaver, their village, and their community. The state's history, climate, and geography have shaped the textiles produced here, resulting in varied and unique fabric designs with distinct palettes.
On a visit to India, the textile traditions are all around; in every corner of this marvellous country, you will find bright and colourful crafting art, carefully curated by local artisans. All our tours are accompanied by renowned experts, and in the company of fellow crafting enthusiasts, you can gain a deep understanding of this extraordinary culture, take part in exciting workshops, and enjoy ample sightseeing opportunities.
1 Holidays available from £4,675pp
Join Mandy Shaw on an exploration of the Indian state of Gujarat, known for its rich cultural history and textile heritage.
Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!View all Experts