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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.

LAST 2 spots  

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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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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. 



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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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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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Morocco Textiles
Arts and Crafts

Nov 1-14, 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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Chiapas Textiles Arts and Crafts

January 11 - 26, 2025

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

Registration opens soon Info session


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 - trip brief soon

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


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


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. 


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


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


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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