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Early morning in a desert village

Favouriting a Desert Village Early one morning on our Kutch Textile Tour, we stumbled serendipitously upon a village with a rich textile tradition. (Actually, all villages in Kutch invariably have this tradition so a “village with a textile tradition” is a redundancy. It just makes for a great start to my post). A favourite with […]

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Eden, move over for the Garden of Assam

Assam: Astonishingly lush and culturally rich Tucked away in India’s “Wild East” is the state of Assam. With its wide open spaces, silk weaving, tea plantations, and thriving wildlife reserves, it is surprisingly absent from the tourist radar. That is exactly the sort of place for an E.Y.H.O. tour. For seven days, my husband and […]

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Eri Silk: an eco souvenir of Assam

Nestled between the Himalayas and the Brahmaputra valley, Assam is a veritable paradise. Its unique regional cuisine delights the palate with nuanced flavours. Verdant hills produce world-renowned, full bodied cups of Assam tea. And for lovers of textiles — as so many E.Y.H.O. travellers are — the silk produced in Assam is unparalleled. While Assamese […]

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Susan Brown’s Mandiles y Pollos

While E.Y.H.O. tours are designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into the homes of artists, they attract plenty of artists looking for some creative fuel of their own. E.Y.H.O. traveller Susan Brown is an artist in her own right, and lets the colours and techniques of the artisans she meets abroad […]

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