6th India Study Tour: Textiles + Art + Architecture

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February – March 2019
Kochi-Muziris Biennale + Natural Dye International Forum
Led by Yoshiko I. Wada

Led by textile scholar and Slow Fiber Studios founder Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, the 6th India Study Tour focuses on local textile craft, inventive traditional and contemporary art, and historic architectural sites by traveling to some of India’s most vibrant cultural centers.

Explore the contemporary art exhibitions at the Kochi-Muziris International Biennale; exchange ideas and broaden your dyeing knowledge at the Natural Dye International Forum in Munnar; visit with collectors, artists, and designers at their private homes and studios; wander through the collections at key museums and galleries; engage in hands-on workshops with local artisans; enjoy local cuisine and overnight stays at traditional inns and historic haveli townhouses.

Main Tour

Ahmedabad (4 Nights) → Kutch (4 Nights) → Kochi (3 Nights) → Munnar (5 Nights) → Pollachi (2 Nights)
10 February – 28 February 2019
Arrive 10 February, Ahmedabad
Depart 28 February, Pollachi (Coimbatore International Airport)

Post-Tour Extension

Sri Lanka (5 – 6 Nights)
28 February – 04 March 2019
Depart 04 March, Sri Lanka
*Includes accommodations at hotels designed by Geoffrey Bawa


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Deposit: 500 USD

Purchasing a deposit guarantees you a place in this program. When official tour registration opens, the full deposit will be applied to the registration cost.

Deposits are 85% refundable until January 1, 2019.
Please contact us to request a refund.

Full Tour Registration: est. 4,600 – 5,400 USD for 18 nights at sharing basis

Tour registration includes transport between cities and venues, accommodations, entrance fees to museums and historical sites, and select meals – international & domestic airfares are not included. Some workshops are optional including Natural Dye Forum registration and Workshop fees in Munnar.

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Tour Policy

Slow Fiber Studios tours are only open to World Shibori Network members. Read about membership privileges on the World Shibori Network Membership website.

Please carefully read Slow Fiber Studios tour policies. Among other things you are responsible for purchasing your own airfare and travel insurance.

For questions email staff@yoshikowada.com


Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, curator, textile scholar, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series, and co-chair of the 1st – 11th International Shibori Symposiums. A Berkeley resident since 1973, she continues to lead a wide range of workshops, lectures, tours, and international symposia, emphasizing sustainability, tradition, and innovation in design.