Alternative to The Silk Route: An Interaction with The Silk Weavers of Mysore

Private & Custom Tours in Mysuru (Mysore)

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This 4-hour private experience is a tour of Mysore's thriving silk industry, the history of which, can be predated to the era of Tipu Sultan. The craftsmanship and variety of silk sarees produced here far surpass the silk industry of the entire world. On this tour, you will interact with some master craftsmen and experience the intricate process involved in silk weaving. You will learn how silk threads are made and then dyed into bright colours, loaded on weaving looms, and transformed from threads to a soft fabric by the artisans. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.
Mysore has a thriving silk industry, the history of which, can be predated to the era of Tipu Sultan. The craftsmanship and variety of silk sarees produced here far surpass the silk industry of the entire world. On this tour, you will interact with some master craftsmen and experience the intricate process involved in silk weaving. You will learn how silk threads are made and then dyed into bright colours, loaded on weaving looms, and transformed from threads to a soft fabric by the artisans. Mysore silk sarees have lovely designs on their borders which are often made in silver or gold thread work called Zari. You will get to see how these metal threads are intricately incorporated into the borders of sarees to create beautiful borders.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees
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