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Textile Tour of Nepal

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The Textile Tour of Nepal weaves culture, arts, crafts, and textiles into one amazing tapestry of creativity. This Textile tour visits artistic influences from 126 different ethnic groups. From China to India we will see rich colors and spiritual designs from Bhutan, hand loomed carpet weaving from Tibet, and chikankari embroidered dresses from India. In addition, we will take workshops from master craftswomen on how to spin yarn, how to hand sew, and how to make paper.

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Textile Tour of Nepal

 

The Textile Tour of Nepal weaves culture, arts, crafts, and textiles into one amazing tapestry of creativity. This Textile tour visits artistic influences from 126 different ethnic groups. From China to India we will see rich colors and spiritual designs from Bhutan, hand loomed carpet weaving from Tibet, and chikankari embroidered dresses from India. In addition, we will learn from master craftswomen on how to spin yarn, how to hand sew, and how to embroider.

The cultural art designs and patterns we see on this tour are some of the most intricate and vibrant in the world. These patterns were developed over 100’s of years and have come to symbolize intimate aspects of life from marriage to spiritual worship. If you love textiles, art, culture or Nepal please join us for this unforgettable journey.

To read more about textiles in Nepal and to watch a short YouTube video please visit my blog here https://mynepaltrek.com/nepalese-tradition-in-textile/.

Trip Overview

On this Textile Tour of Nepal we will immerse ourselves in the local crafts and cultures in Nepal. We begin with a tour of Boudhanath with an overnight stay on its grounds.  From here we visit artisans work studios while they felt and do kalamkari wood block printing. After our workshops we discover bustling markets, temples and shrines around Kathmandu. The following day we fly to Biratnagar in Far East Nepal. From here we take a private car to Santang where we visit embroidery studios. We also go to Terhathum to tour weaving studios. We stay in cozy accommodations where we are treated as honored, highly esteemed guests. We will be immersed in holistic textiles where we tour facilities where we can learn about natural dyeing and tie-dyeing, Kachchhi embroidery, bamboo basket weaving, and daka weaving. After our stay and studio tours, we head over to a Tibetan monastery where we can watch Tibetan carpets being created. From here we head down to Pokhara to visit shops and the Helping Hands weavers.

Highlights

  • Tour studios to see traditional felting is done
  • Watch artist print kalamkari on fabrics
  • Visit textile shops
  • visit embroidery studios and study culturally specific patterns
  • Tour a daka fabric production facility
  • Watch fabrics being naturally dyed
  • Meet Tibetan carpet weavers and study their patterns.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Meet guide and check into the hotel at Boudhanath

Day 02: Visit felting studio

Day 03: Visit a kalamkari wood block printing studio

Day 04: Fly to Biratnagar and stay in cozy accomadations .

Day 05: Take a private car to Santang to see Kachchhi embroidery

Day 06: Take a private car to Terhathum to see daka and bamboo basket weaving

Day 07: Visit a natural dyeing and tie-dyeing facility

Day 08: Fly to Pokhara to meet Tibetan carpet weavers and see their patterns and carpet weaving

Day 09: Visit textile shops in Pokhar

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu and take a tour of the city

Day 11: Return home or extend your trip.

 

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