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Textile tour November 2022

Updated: May 29, 2023

A cultural journey through India's northeast frontier exploring traditional handweaving in Meghalaya, Assam and Nagaland. Accompanied by textile expert Anna-Louise Meynell.

13th-24th November 2022

During this tour we will:

-Learn about the raw materials of Northeast India - locally cultivated eri silk, muga silk, nettle

and cotton. Unpick the myth of ahimsa, peace silk.

-Try our hands at spinning, natural dyeing, warping and weaving in different artisan communities of the tour.

- Visit a weaving community on the banks of the Dhansiri River in Assam, see the complex supplementary weft designs woven on basic bamboo looms.

-Interact with the Khasi, Ahom, Mishing and Naga tribes and learn about their traditional culture.

-Go for wildlife and birding jeep safaris in Kaziranga National Park.

-Take gentle walks around villages, hills and paddy fields.

-Learn about integrated lifestyle of agriculture and textiles.

-Understand bamboo craft in a Naga workshop.

For further information and bookings enquires please contact us at


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