The art of hand-weaving in Bengal is an ancient craft running from times when fabrics were being exported to Roman and Chinese empires. The hot, humid indigenous climate inspired artisans to produce the most delicate and translucent fabrics.
Despite the economic and social challenges, weaving is still very much alive in Bengal and it is possible to walk the length of the village roads and hear the flying shuttles of handlooms as you pass each and every houses. But without global support that can appreciate the skills and crafts, these communities will eventually disappear assent generation of the weaver community seek to migrate to the cities in looking for better opportunities. Come walk with us for a personalised tour and have a memorable experience about all different kinds of Arts, Artisans and their Artefacts of Bengal.
1. Learn from Bengal artisans about their ancient weaving and techniques while sharing a helping hand to support the social and economic empowerment of the artisan communities.
2. Master the basics of weaving from and browse through a plethora of weaves, motifs and design created by these talented weavers.
3. Have an authentic and delicious meal to share and enjoy with your hosts.
Monday - Saturday by Prior appointments
9:00 - 9.30 am
Clothing & Equipment
Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Warm clothes