batik in india
Learn from local artisans and watch the process from start to finish. Lessons on materials, techniques, processes and history.
With your host and guide, Jessica Kaufman (M.A. Crafts Education; owner, WAXON Studio)
$ price tba
lifetime access | multiple videos
Arriving in the Gujarat region, venturing from the largest city Ahmedabad to the western region of Kutch, near the Pakistan border
Meeting the people of the workshop: the artists, their families, and the workers who have trained in the arts
What other handwork traditions are alive in the part of the world? Who is working on what, and how long have they been doing it this way?
Learn traditional patterns in the area for batik, block printing and hand dyeing fabrics
Explore what kind of dyes we’re using, how they are sourced, proportions for mixing, and how long to cure.
Enjoy the finest cuisine Gujarat has to offer, from local Indian street food to the artists’ families home cooking.