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Textile Workshop Holiday

Our textile workshop holiday tour to southern India will take you to an amazing range of locations where you will get to learn all about textile design and production. From embroidery to silk weaving this trip is a must for every textile enthusiast.

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The textile workshop holiday tour takes you across Southern India to some of the hot spots of Indian fabric productions, and you will even get the chance to go on a block printing workshop. As well as seeing the amazing array of fabrics and printing techniques in southern India you will be able to go to Shore temple, on our own Mahabalipuram tour! This will let you into another fabulous and beautiful part of Indian culture.

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Colouricious textile tour route

Textiles are very important in southern Indian culture, textiles are considered to be one of the highest form of art and spiritual expression. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through generations. This tour provides opportunity to explore and experience various kind of textile weaving and handicrafts. 

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this textile tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

V&A Exhibition The Fabric of India

V&A Exhibition The Fabric of India

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V&A Exhibition The Fabric of India – This exhibition at the V&A Museum in London is one of the most exhibitions to visit, in our opinion. Visit this exhibition to learn about the heritage and culture of Indian textiles, in what The Times newspaper refers to as dazzling craftsmanship. What is really magnificent is Tipu Sultan’s tent which is the largest item in the exhibition. Not sure about the 19th century dress embellished with beetle wings. During the last Colouricious block printing holiday to Jaipur, we did actually see a local craftsman processing these beetle wings. So that textile technique still goes on. Many of the 10,000 items have been part of the collection made by the East India Company that was created in the 18th century. As you travel through the exhibition,  you will learn about raw materials, from silks, cotton, wool, goat hair, and move onto natural dyeing techniques from Indigo to pomegranate, block printing and weaving. The most exciting aspect of this exhibition is that so many of these techniques have been witnessed by guests attending our Colouricious Textile Holidays. So please do go and visit this exhibition to start your journey of discovery for Indian textiles.

Go visit this fabulous exhibition of The fabric of India at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Having been to this exhibition and are hungry to learn more about Indian textiles, then come on a

Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

Kerala Tour Package

Kerala Tour Package

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Our Colouricious textile tour will take you to southern India and Kerala to see some of the most amazing aspects of Southern Indian textile design and production.

Kerala is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was created on 1 November 1956. Spread over 38,863 km2. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population and is divided into 14 districts. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language of the state.

In South India, textiles are considered to be one of the highest form of art and spiritual expression. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through generations. You will also have the chance to know more about South Indian friendly and ever smiling people, their traditions and way of life and explore the scenic beauty of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

This Kerala tour package is an amazing opportunity and experience for anyone and everyone who loves textile art, design and production. You will learn so much and have the time of your life!

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Places to visit in Vietnam

Places to visit in Vietnam

The Cu Chi Tunnels were built in order to combat better-supplied American and South Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War, Communist guerrilla troops dug tens thousands of miles of tunnels, including an elaborate network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety. To combat these guerrilla tactics, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces trained soldiers as “tunnel rats” to navigate the tunnels while detecting booby traps and enemy troop presence. Now part of a Vietnam War memorial park in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the Cu Chi tunnels are a very popular tourist attraction.

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In all, at least 45,000 Vietnamese men and women are said to have died defending the Cu Chi tunnels over the course of the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese government preserved the Cu Chi tunnels and included them in a network of war memorial parks around the country.

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Learn more about the history of the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Learn more about our Colouricious textile holiday to Vietnam.

Colouricious hosts many different wonderful textile holidays – check out Colouricious textile holidays.

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

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On our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India, take you on a Mahabalipuram tour, including a guide of the Shore Temple.

The Shore Temple was built in 700–728 AD. It got its name because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a temple built with blocks of granite. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port. It is one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India. It is situated in Mahabalipuram, Southern India.

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The Shore Temple on a map

Our Mahabalipuram tour package means you will be able to visit the amazing Shore temple and Bas relief carvings. We also take you to a number of other locations in southern India, showing you an amazing array of textile printing and production techniques.

Our Mahabalipuram tour package adds even more excitement to our Colouricious Southern India Textile tour and will introduce you to another aspect of Indian culture and design.

Learn more about the Shore Temple.

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to come on our Mahabalipuram tour! Everyone who loves textile art will love this tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!


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