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Annaloom Textile Tours
Curated textile tours of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Anna-Louise has been working with artisans in Northeast India since 2014 and through
the various facets of her work has had the opportunity to travel to some fascinating parts
of the region, exploring textiles, techniques and sustainability of traditional artisan
The tours are crafted to bring guests right to the artisans ...
Through an exciting collaboration with Native Northeast in Assam, Annaloom now offers
curated textile tours of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The tours are crafted to bring
guests right to the artisans, to experience their lifestyle, to interact with them and take
part in workshops.
Northeast India is one of the most enriched biodiversities of the world, home to
numerous fascinating tribes, and at the crossroads of India, China and Southeast Asia.
Not yet well established on the tourist map, this region is beginning to attract travellers
with curiosity and a sense of adventure.
Sharing its borders with Tibet, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, it has until recently
been politically and geographically sealed off from the outside world. It was this
inaccessibility that enabled the region and it’s people to preserve their unique ecological
and cultural diversity.
Recently, with developments in infrastructures and a better connectivity to the rest of
the world through air, rail and road, this remote region is now accessible to the keen
Tribes and Textiles of Northeast India 26 th Feb-7 th March 2020
Highlights include: - Workshops with local artisans in handspinning and natural dyeing
- Learn about eri and muga silk and cotton cultivation
- Try your hand at weaving on floor looms, frame looms and draw looms
- Interactions with artisans of Khasi and Mishing tribe
- Discover the magical river island of Majuli and the Vaishnavaite monastaries
- Try backstrap looms of the Singpho and Tai tribes living close to the border of Myanmar
- Jungle safaris in UNESCO world heritage site of Kaziranga National Park
- Guided walk around a tea plantation