A Journey into Silk Weaving

From Cocoons to Scarves

Wishlist
$24.00per guest
Hosted by Menuka Khdaka

Highlights

  • Learn the traditional & original silk weaving process form master weaver who has been in the trade for several generations
  • Witness and participate in the process of extracting silk from cocoons
  • Bring your own design and choose your own dimension to create a customised silk scarf you can truly call your own

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • All materials and tools

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
$US 24.00 per guest
4 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

Booking Options

Time

Guest

Select add-ons to customize your tour!

Full day weaving (9-5pm)
$ 27.00/pax
Private Class
$ 15.00/trip
Pick up service (one vehicle fits 3 person)
$ 15.00/trip

More About This Experience

One of the most prized commodities in the old world before the industrial revolution, the art of silk looming was understandably a fiercely guarded secret. Now you can take a look at the entire process from farming the silk, weaving the fibre and finally looming your own piece of silk fabric! This is not just a tour where you just snap pictures, you actually get to create your own patterns on a silk loom! Start off by trying your hand at separating the silk from the worms by heating them in a bowl of water. The resulting silk fibres will then be weaved into lines of silk threads with a wheel and finally the complicated looking loom will be set up for you to create your own little silk masterpiece! Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis.

Additional Information:

  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick-up point 10 minutes before the activity begins
  • Using the handloom can sometimes be difficult so feel free to get as much assistance from the host as needed

Location

The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

Saturday, March 23
Choose
Sunday, March 24
Choose
Monday, March 25
Choose

Your Local Host

Menuka Khdaka

As a single mum, Menuka Khadka had to provide for her family and she started learning silk looming at Kalaguthi to support herself and her young son. It's been 20 years since and she's mastered the craft and now te...

More about the host
US$ 24.00 per guest