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Our small group tours focus on textiles and material culture of traditional societies

 

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Gujarat Stepwells and Textiles

 Oct 6-20, 2024

We'll do it again! Triple hit of textiles, India's incredible water harvesting architecture of stepwells and off-beaten-track Rajasthan. Explore a hidden India.

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Tajikistan with
Uzbekistan

Tentative Fall 2024

If you have a thing for remote, little-visited parts of the world where traditional societies, textiles, arts, and legendary hospitality reign, this is the one. COMING SOON

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South India  
Tamil Nadu-Kerala

January 22-February 2, 2024

Cultural, spiritual, and culinary immersion in the hidden enclaves of South India. Unique Chettinad and Pondicherry, ending in beauty-drenched Kerala.  Completed - photo journal coming soon 

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India Heartlands
Cave Temples

January 6 - 19, 2024

2300 year-old scholar-led timeline into India's heartlands for cave temples and fallen empires. Ajanta, Ellora, Hampi, Goa, and chic Art Deco Mumbai. Completed - photo journal coming soon

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Japan - Arts, Textiles, Culture

Nov-Dec 2024

Japan: a unique culture steeped in history, moving at the speed of a bullet train. Fall colours, generational artisans, handmade textiles, hands-on workshops. SOLD OUT - waitlist 

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Morocco Textiles
Arts and Crafts

Tentative Fall 2024

Journey deep into the heart of the High Atlas and soak in a passionate Amazigh crafts culture. Desertscapes, Fes, and Marrakech with hiking options.

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Georgia Textiles
Arts & Crafts

Early Spring 2025

If you like exploring the fringes of the travel map, experience carpet weaving, block printing, felting, and pottery amidst stunning natural beauty. 

COMING SOON. 

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Chiapas Textiles Arts and Crafts

January 14 - 29, 2024

Creativity of Maya villages, natural beauty of Chiapas, Parachicos Festival, and archeological treasures - led by Mexico scholar Chloë Sayer

Completed - photo journal coming soon Info session

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Step into the magical, mystical kaleidoscope that is Morocco. We reached places other tours only dream about!

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Ancient Indian water harvesting systems were also elaborate inverted temples to female deities

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Travel back in time and go forward on the same parallel. Maya culture, textiles and history. Spectacular Chiapas won us over. Take a look at what we got up to. 

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Back to our African roots! Unforgettable memories captured in a photo journal of the land of the Masai. 

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A dream came true when I locked eyes with a gentle mountain gorilla. Read about a tryst with our primate relatives. 

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A fast disappearing microcosm of hereditary bankers built lavish mansions that provided a base for unique culture, arts and crafts, and distinctive cuisine.

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— Mary-Lou S., Washington

“The textile tour of Gujarat-Kutch-Rajasthan was one of the top events of my life, exceeding my fondest expectations.”

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