Spending your holidays learning to weave may not sound particularly exciting. However, weaving with the locals offers a unique opportunity to learn more about their culture, lifestyle and history. In many parts of the world where textiles are still woven by hand, the art of weaving is hundreds or thousands of years old tradition which is passed from generation to generation. In addition to getting to know the locals and learn the art of weaving, you will also help the locals continue to make a living by weaving and pass their knowledge to the future generations and subsequently, keep the art of weaving alive.
Some of the Most Popular Weaving Holiday Destinations
If you want to spend your holidays learning how to weave, relax and have a great time, you can do so without travelling overseas. However, the choice of weaving holidays in the UK is more or less limited to a few locations where the knowledge of weaving is passed on to interested travellers by a few master weavers. As a result, you might have to travel overseas if you want to combine weaving classes with visiting new places, meeting new people and enjoying new things. But where to go?
Listed below are some of the most popular weaving holiday destinations which will make your trip an unforgettable experience:
Morocco. This North African country has a rich tradition of weaving which is an important part of Moroccan culture. Since most weavers earn barely to cover their basic needs, teaching tourists how to weave gives them an extra source of income which is usually higher than their normal wages. In addition to learning the art of weaving from very friendly locals, Morocco also offers plenty to see and experience from both natural and historical attractions as well as a wealth of other activities that will make your visit to the country a pure pleasure.
Turkey. You can also learn how to weave in Turkey. The country has a long tradition of weaving as well, especially rugs. But it also offers a lot of attractions to explore and experience which makes it one of the best destinations for weaving holidays.
Peru. Renowned for colourful textiles with unique patterns, Peru is another great weaving holiday destination which offers a perfect combination of just about everything. Here, you will learn the art of weaving that is passed through generations for thousands of years and outside classes, be able to explore the country’s rich natural and historical heritage such as the world-famous Machu Picchu, walk the Inca Trail and visit Lake Titicaca 12,500 feet above sea level, to mention only a few of premier Peruvian attractions.