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Chennai has long been reputed for its amazing heritage as a textile hub from the ancient of days. In 1637, Francis Da, an agent from British East India Company, negotiated with locals and set up the base for trade. Nearby villages began to specialize in handweaving, spinning, dyeing and textile printing on a large and steadily growing scale. Chennai has transformed from a historical trading city owing to the presence of the country’s third oldest port to a major textile hub of South India.
The tour will be conducted by a textile expert. Visitors will get a hands-on experience at the actual site where the weavers will be plying their craft. It will also open up opportunities to interact with them. A powerpoint presentation will be made to provide a better understanding of how these exotic textiles are created. Up-close views of various textiles from the expert’s personal collection should prove to be a most interesting experience.
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