Craft, Culture, and Cuisine - Tour of West Bengal - February 2025
Join me on a 15-day journey of discovery with Incentive Destinations and my expert local Tour Guide Mr. Mukherjee.
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of West Bengal's textile crafts.
Visit villages and witness skilled artisans in action, creating intricate textiles, metalwork, paintings and ceramics using traditional techniques.
Engage with local communities and gain insight into their craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.
Tour vibrant vegetable markets and learn about the diverse array of local produce.
Savor the flavors of authentic Bengali cuisine.
Connect with the culinary traditions of the region, experiencing the local ingredients used in each dish.
Explore significant spiritual and historical sites that showcase the deep-rooted heritage of West Bengal.
Gain an understanding of the complexities of Indian culture through guided tours of iconic landmarks.
Connect with the spiritual energy that permeates the region, leaving you with a profound sense of the cultural mosaic.
Visit contemporary design studios and companies leading the way in fair trade and sustainability.
Witness firsthand the fusion of tradition and modernity in India's evolving design landscape.
Engage with designers who are making a positive impact on the industry with ethical practices.
Group Size: Limited to a maximum of 12 participants for an intimate and personalized experience.
I am a textile designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. I have extensive experience teaching design in the Higher and Vocational Education sectors in Australia and India. Throughout my teaching career, I maintained my art and design practice and I have participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, markets, and studio sales. My designs lean toward floral, geometric, and abstract designs and I enjoy working with colour.
After a 30-year career as a teacher and academic, I returned to the world of creative practice which includes; working on a range of collaborative design projects with the Craft Resource Centre in Kolkata, producing limited edition printed textiles and paintings.
The connections I have made in India through textiles and teaching are significant and enduring and I believe I have been very fortunate to work in a field that is inspiring, challenging, and rewarding. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my experience with others.
A native of West Bengal Suvendu Mukerjee joins my team as an experienced and knowledgeable guide. He will accompany us throughout the tour to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Indian culture, history, and significant spiritual sites.
Duration: 15 days of immersive exploration, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the heart of West Bengal.
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