Crafts Village Visits In Dasada
Tangalia weaving technique
Dasada is situated at the edge of the little Rann of Kutch at 90 kms from Ahmedabad. The tours visit the pastoral Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada, and Ambala village of the Bharward shepherds and goatherds.
During this tour, guests can shop for embroidery directly from the Bharwad women of Ambala and the Rabari women of Dasada. The weaving cooperative at Bajana and other artisans’ workshops can also be included in the tours. Patan Approx 70 km from Rann Riders is the historic city of Patan known for its Patola silk weavers.
Many textile and handicraft experts stopover at Rann Riders en route to Bhuj, Banni and other areas known for their rich array of handicrafts including embroideries of Rabaris, Bharwads, Jaths, Muthwas, Sodhas, Lohanas, etc, besides bandhini tie-and-dye, block printing, woodcarving, metal crafts and pottery.
Crafts / Tribal visits are popular with inbound travelers and recommended for anyone intererested in craft and tribal heritage of the area.