This handicraft tour will begin with a cafe filled with craft items and paintings. The meandering heritage streets of Banaras, lined with traditional murals on walls and old Havelis, provides a perfect setting for craft dissemination and design thinking. Here, you will learn about different kinds of crafts in India- Meenakari (enameling), saree making, textile making, wood carving, stone carving, etc. Particular focus will be given on dying art and craft. We will head towards the craft communities in Varanasi. Though historically disadvantaged, their families have been practicing craft making for decades, making them skilled practitioners of it. Interact with the people, learn more about it. Further, we will see Wooden lacquered toys, clay toys and pottery making, stone sculpture art, and then the very famous of Varanasi, Banarasi Silk Sarees.
• Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh