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Meet the Artisans !! A handicraft tour

Agra, India

Experience hosted by Anal

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

- Visit one of the oldest workshop of zardozi around Tajmahal. Learn briefly about the history of this craft and details and intricacies of craftsmanship.
- Visit a workshop of Marble Inlay work (Pietra Dura) and learn how this craft started with the history of Tajmahal and flourished till the time.
- Walking down the 17th century lanes around Tajmahal we'll visit some households where people are engaged in making garlands and other body jewelry of fresh flowers. Learn briefly about how use of fresh flower has changed with time and affected the industry.
- Visit three generation old workshop of Marble Prachinkari work and learn briefly about the connection of this art with Pietra Dura.
- Live flute performance in front of a 17th century castle - Here we'll talk about how handicrafts flourished at mughal period.
- Exploring the household art of carpetmaking and learn briefly how present day designs have evolved with cross community acculturation.
- Visit one of the oldest workshop of zardozi around Tajmahal. Learn briefly about the history of this craft and details and intricacies of craftsmanship.
- Visit a workshop of Marble Inlay work (Pietra Dura) and learn how this craft started with the history of Tajmahal and flourished till the time.
- Walking down the 17th century lanes around Tajmahal we'll visit some households where people are engaged in making garlands and other bod…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    A surprise gift from community
From $19
/ person
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Meet your host, Anal

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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With a diploma in fashion design, Anal has worked with several fashion accessories brands across the globe for seven years. Due to his father's exquisite interest in literature and art, he developed interests in music and writing poetry. Settled in Agra for the last year, he has been honing his passions as a designer, flutist and poet.
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Where you'll be

Zardozi Workshop- Learn about metallic and thread Work in within the craft, marble Workshop- Learn about inlaying/Prachinkari Work, Fresh Flower market, Carpet making Workshop
Deepa
October 2020
Would highly recommend this experience. Often when we buy beautiful works of art, we rarely wonder about the artist. This tour opens your eyes to the work and dedication put in by the artisan, and makes you question, how the creators of art are often the least benefited from it. Anal and team are striving to make a difference in the lives of the artists - we were extremely impressed with his passion for his work. It was truly special to be able to interact with the artisans and to buy directly from them at a fair price. The walk also takes you to the heart and soul of Agra - the local people and their lives - so I highly recommend this experience
Would highly recommend this experience. Often when we buy beautiful works of art, we rarely wonder about the artist. This tour opens your eyes to the work and dedication put in by…
Rachel
February 2020
If you are in Agra do this tour now!! I cannot express how enjoyable it was. If you'd like to get to know more about Agra, it's community, it's history or it's people this is the tour for you. Our host, Anal, was very friendly and outgoing and is passionate about these tours and how they can help the larger community. Go beyond the Taj and meet some of the people who make up this city and the wonderful artisenal work they do. See all the effort they put into making these pieces of art. You'll get off the beaten path and see the twists and turns and hills of Agra. Run, don't walk, to this walk.
If you are in Agra do this tour now!! I cannot express how enjoyable it was. If you'd like to get to know more about Agra, it's community, it's history or it's people this is the t…
Marina
February 2020
Wow! It was an amazing experience! If you are into such kind of art like traditional handy craft you’ll love it! It’s a unique possibility to visit houses and families in very old part of the city, these people are making pieces of art by their own hands, inherited this knowledge from their parents. Anal is the artist and you can feel it from the very first moment, so he knows the topic very well and can guide you accordingly. He is trying to help artists to develop their businesses, educate them, promote art and Indian culture and just meeting such a person can make this experience unique. Well, be prepared, it’s not a fancy walk (but if you are in India, probably you don’t expect this), but it worth it, really.
Wow! It was an amazing experience! If you are into such kind of art like traditional handy craft you’ll love it! It’s a unique possibility to visit houses and families in very old…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Moderate Clothes, Walking Shoes, Water Bottles