Textiles and Temples of Odisha and South India
An aesthetic and textile tour of the east and south
Departing: Friday 26 October 2018
Returning: Friday 9 November 2018
Duration: 15 days
Odisha (formerly Orissa) in Eastern India is one of India’s most fascinating yet little-known regions, combining ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples with rich traditions of village craft production and tribal culture.
Alongside trip scholar Rosemary Crill, former Senior Curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and a leading authority on India’s textile traditions and history, explore the extraordinary range of textiles still being made today.
Learn about ikat-weaving, natural dyeing, tussar silk production, block-printing and hand-drawn kalamkari, and visit the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, famed for its silk-weaving.
We finish in Hyderabad, where the fabled wealth of the Nizam’s built splendid monuments and nurtured local crafts.
- Visit traditional ikat-weaving villages to see resist-dyeing and weaving
- Explore Chowmohalla Palace and the bazaar and Old City of Hyderabad
- Visit craft villages specialising in pottery, applique work and painting
ART/HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
* Per person sharing including international flights from London. Single supplement £1,345/$1,600.
$5,310 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2017. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.