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Experience the thrill of a wildlife safari in Kabini and Nagarahole, Karnataka. Encounter tigers, elephants, diverse flora & fauna, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Indian wilderness. Discover the best time to visit, tips for planning, and embark on an unforgettable adventure!
Delve into the captivating world of Bandhani, the exquisite tie-dye art of Gujarat. Discover its rich history, intricate techniques, and empowering impact on women artisans. Join the ‘Cotton Traditions’ tour for an immersive experience, witnessing artisans at work and celebrating this vibrant cultural heritage.
Unveil the captivating story of Indigo Dyeing in India, from its ancient roots to its vibrant present. Explore the unique intensity of Indian Indigo, delve into the traditions of Gujarat, and join ATI Travel NZ’s “Cotton Traditions” tour to witness the magic firsthand.
Embark on a road trip through West Bengal’s forgotten European past, from Portuguese Bandel to Danish Serampur. Explore forts, cemeteries, colonial mansions, and vibrant towns, discovering the whispers of history along the Hooghly River.
In a one-hour presentation, three designers were featured, discussing the struggles that artisans have faced during the pandemic. They also highlighted how some of their innovative ideas, developed during this challenging period, have helped them succeed in the post-pandemic environment.
Embark on a 24-day journey to the heart of India’s rich textiles heritage. Engage with skilled artisans & their communities & experience India’s rich heritage, customs, artistry & traditions.
Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob share a passion for textiles and the associated crafts of weaving, dyeing, embroidery, bead work and needlepoint, and the Friends of Te Papa were privileged to be given an in-depth tour of an amazing, colourful collection, beautifully displayed in the Thistle Hall, Cuba Street.
In their third presentation, ‘Old is New’, in the Friends’ Indian Textiles series, Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob took us on a visual extravaganza looking at how traditional embroidery techniques, crafts and textiles are being honoured and kept alive in a globalised world.
Second of Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob Textile Talks at Te Papa, timed to coincide with the WoW festival. We were to learn the many intricacies of the renowned and centuries-old Ikat weaving that is practised in India, much of South East Asia, Japan and other countries.
Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob, after the success of their earlier ‘Threads of Tradition’ talk they returned to give us the WOW season of 3 in-depth multi media talks, the first of which, Colour Me Indigo at Te Papa.
A farm to fashion textiles tour which goes off the beaten track to meet master artisans at work and showcase the best in the traditional textiles industry covering the West, Central and Eastern regions of India.
Indian Fashion: Old is NewIndian designers are embracing the traditional handloom weaves, tie and dye, block-printing, embroidery, metalwork and other embellishing techniques to create fashion that not only honours the rich heritage but also delivers to the modern...
Sari To SarongDiscover the ancient art of Ikat dyeing and weaving. The Ikat textile was once used to symbolize wealth and prestige. It is now a popular fashion trend with celebrities and hipsters alike thanks to the work of various designers. This page is dedicated to...
Our journey in search of Indigo takes us through various countries and different process to obtain this invisible and non-soluble pigment.
A fascinating partnership and a wealth of knowledge and ambition were shared in Threads of Tradition, a talk about hand-loomed cloths of India. Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob are infectious in their knowledge, generosity and spirit as they take us to India from the perspective of textiles.
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand“No amount of stopping, wandering roadside to observe the wildlife and plants, was ever too much trouble for our guide and driver.…”Bhutan has been on our radar for a long time. As we are usually independent grassroots travellers it was...
Chanel Chose UsTo design, plan and organise their New Delhi May 2019 seminarWhy Chanel chose us" To be honest I had sent emails to a lot of companies, but I had a really good feeling with you. You were responding quickly to my requests and understood right away what...
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Traditional This video is just a glimpse of a fantastic experience at one of the temple festivals of Kerala, in South India. Karthigai Deepam festival coincides with the full moon day in the month of Karthikai (Nov-Dec).I have tried to capture the essence of the...
Rhino ConservationJamuna, the mother along with her calf at Manas National Park on 25th July 2013. Jamuna is among the three hand raised female rhinos translocated to Manas National Park from CWRC, which gave birth a baby, a success story of rhino translocation in...
Winter MigrationEvery year, as winter creeps in, the demoiselle cranes come to Kinchan. This hamlet (also called Khichan), in West Rajasthan, is their chosen retreat from the cold of distant Siberia. They come with graceful flapping wings, eagerly crowding into the...
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