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


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Textiles & Culture

April 24 - May 11, 2024

"Heaven on earth" Kashmir + Ladakh-Leh. Exquisite natural beauty and outstanding textiles. An unusual exploration of two defining regions of North India. SOLD OUT - waitlist


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

2 Spots just opened! Write us. 

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Gujarat Stepwells and Textiles

Early November 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. COMING SOON 2022 Photo gallery


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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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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. 



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.  4 spots just opened due to Canadian-India visa freeze. Write us!

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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. 2 spots just opened. Write us!


Image by Nicki Eliza Schinow

Japan - Arts, Textiles, Culture

Mid November 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. COMING SOON

Image by Kyriacos Georgiou

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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— 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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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.


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. 


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

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