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Artisans of Fashion is excited to partner with "Threads of India" on their stunning tours of India guided by textile aficionado Christina Sumner OAM. 

Threads of India have been a wonderful supporter of Artisans of Fashion and our community projects across India since our inception.  All of the tours incorporate elements of the work we are doing in our artisan communities.

Each year Threads of India research and curate unique and inspiring itineraries that explore the ancient traditions and cultural richness of India - taking you on the journey of a lifetime.


2016 Tour information will be released soon... watch this space for more details.


2015 TOUR

THREADS OF RAJASTHAN and more... an enriching, inspiring and unforgettable 15 day journey showcasing the superb textiles of Rajasthan, India. With Rajput and Mughal architecture and accommodation in Luxury Hotels, Palaces & Forts.
In western India, Rajasthan is a land of vibrant colour and enduring romance, where desert forts and fairy-tale palaces embody for us the splendour and valorous deeds of its princely Rajput past. Rajasthan, which means 'the land of kings', was once ruled by warrior princes according to feudal codes of honour. Today many of their glorious palaces have been converted into luxury hotels for the delight of visitors.
Rajasthan is the ideal destination for curious travellers, offering geographical contrasts that range from the great Thar Desert to Udaipur's Lake Pichola, the colourful history of the Rajput clans and their legendary chivalry and courage, magnificent architecture and superb traditional textiles. Travelling through the rural heart of Rajasthan also uncovers for us the life lived by majority of Rajasthanis engaged in agriculture, herding and craft production.
To offer privileged access to the rural artisan communities of India and ensure the sustainable longevity of these weaving communities and their traditions.
CHRISTINA SUMNER OAM, former principal curator at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, will escort this fascinating journey through one of the world's oldest living civilisations. Sharing her knowledge and passion for traditional Indian textiles, gained over 28 years whilst working on decorative arts and design collections for the Powerhouse Museum, Christina will unveil the colour and beauty of centuries-old textile and craft traditions.


  • A unique & outstanding journey through vibrant Rajasthan;
  • Meet with Indian artisans and learn traditional textile techniques;
  • Stay in sumptuous heritage hotels and palaces;
  • A small and intimate group of like-minded travellers.


February 7-21, 2015
Day 1-2              Saturday 7 Feb              Arrive Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - 2 nights
Day 3                 Monday 9 Feb                Taj Residency, Aurangabad - 1 night
Day 4                 Tuesday 10 Feb              The Leela, Mumbai - 1 night
Day 5-6              Wednesday 11 Feb         Suryagarh, Jaisalmer - 2 nights
Day 7-9              Friday 13 Feb                 Ajit Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur - 3 nights
Day 10-12          Monday 16 Feb               Samode Haveli, Jaipur - 3 nights
Day 13-14          Thursday 19 Feb             Leela Palace, Udaipur - 2 nights
Day 15               Saturday 21 Feb             Day of departure or optional tour extension


$11,500 per person twin share including economy class Singapore Airlines flights ex-Sydney. Enquire for flights & prices ex-other Australian cities.


p: (02) 9327 0666 or 1300 130 218

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