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Day trip from Kolkata to meet the magical Saree Weavers of Dhaniakhali provided by Five Senses Tours

Day trip from Kolkata to meet the magical Saree Weavers of Dhaniakhali

Day trip from Kolkata to meet the magical Saree Weavers of Dhaniakhali
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In this day trip from Kolkata, you will discover the magic of weaving Tant Sarees at Dhaniakhali. We will meet a few weavers of this legendary fabric and see for ourselves the magic unfolding from their looms; the perfect weaving, the composite colour and exact measurement of thread used to weave the  Dhaniakhali Saree!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18983P38
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tarakeswar
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tarakeswar
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Five Senses Tours
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    Dhaniakhali BDO Office
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    830 AM Departure from Kolkata 10 AM- Dhaniakhali We visit the weaver’s village where the legendary Dhaniakal Tant Saree is woven. We spend the next few hours meeting weavers and discussing this fine art with them. During the course of the day, we will visit weavers in their homes and watch them in action on their handlooms. We will also visit a dyeing unit which is an integral part of the Saree making process. The Jaquard weaving technique is followed by weavers of Dhaniakhali. The different steps of the weaving process like shedding, picking, beating-up, left off and take up can be seen. It will be a fascinating experience to see the variety of the designs of these sarees ranging from the simple elegant horizontal stripes to intricate fish and conch shell motifs. The vertically running woven braided line near the anchal or pallu, is the identifying factor for a Dhaniakhali Saree. Women testify that, after a few washes,  the comfort of a Dhaniakhali Saree is unmatched! Rise of the Phoenix Like other handloom articles, there was a fear that the appeal for Dhaniakhali Sarees will peter out as the designs become outdated and they lose consumer appeal.  However, in the last few years, there has been a remarkable turnaround in the designs and the Dhaniakhali Saree is in vogue again. Students from leading design schools of the country like NIFT and NID are working on the latest designs for Dhaniakhali Sarees. The traditional weavers have embraced contemporary designs. Novel names for Dhaniakhali Sarees like “Missed Call” and “Tsunami” are a testimony to this metamorphosis. 4 PM- Leave Dhaniakhali to return to Kolkata6 PM- Drop back to hotel in Kolkata
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