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5 Reasons YOU should join Ace Camps in incredible India!

We're heading to the UNESCO World Heritage city of JAIPUR, INDIA

OCTOBER 15 - 23, 2019


W H Y V I S I T J A I P U R ?

In the early 18th century, the city was called the 'House of the 36 Industries' for being a historical trade centre largely supported by crafts and folk art, including painting, carving and jewelry. This period has shaped the city and is honoured through the dedication of specific streets and markets to each of these industries. Today, this legacy continues to bear witness to the diversity and vitality of the field of crafts and folk art.

Here are our top 5 reasons to join us on this adventure!

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Join us as we work directly with talented local artisans who are masters of their craft. You will learn from experienced block printers, natural indigo dyers, resist printers + handmade paper crafters. We will take you to the famed home and workshop of Brigitte Singh, who's textiles are widely recognised as being amongst the finest block prints in the world.

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Learn hands-on the traditional art of wood block printing which has been practiced in Rajasthan for around 500 years. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing. Work with artisans in Bagru, famous for its vegetable dye and mud resist (dabu) block prints creating your own printed treasures.

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Jaipur is filled with markets, shopping streets and thoughtfully designed boutiques. Don't miss The Flower Market, Anokhi, Andraab, Anantaya + Satyam for incredible handmade textiles and goods. The Gem Palace for custom fitted gold jewelry and Jaipur Modern for cool contemporary pieces.

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The Pink City of Jaipur has many culinary delights from packed hole-in-the-wall local spots to royal Indian palaces and everything in between. Not to be missed are Caffé + Bar Palladio, where Tagines meet Sicilian pasta. A saffron hued pavilion positioned upon terrace of pistachio marble with verdant gardens and orange blossoms. We have reservations for our group at Caffé + Bar Palladio!

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Jaipur's architecture is world wide famous due to its technical details and beauty. Jaipur architecture is based on Indian Vastu concepts. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II - the founder of Jaipur - was a great architect and astronomer. This is the reason that the architecture of Jaipur is a wonderful case study for the modern architects across the world.


B O N U S ! J O I N J E N H E W E T T I N I N D I A

This is your opportunity to learn from Jen Hewett, one of the most talented pattern designers out there. On this 8 day Ace Camp, Jen will take you on a journey to discover various printing activities on different surfaces such as paper + fabric. Together, with local artisans and crafts people, you will explore different aspects of patterns, block printing and textiles from very traditional to more modern, their history and traditions.

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Photos courtesy of @keephouse @leslieshewring @jenhewett @alimentarie

If you have any questions about this trip please email

Jessica SC