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Amazigh Cultural Tours – Established in 2013 we began in Morocco and chose the name of the Indigenous AMAZIGH (Berber) people of North Africa, which means ‘Free man’. We cater for those with an interest in Culture, History and Art Travel. Slow tours with small groups of like-minded people, we take time to respond to the experience in a creative way. We also do tailor-made tours in Morocco anytime. …as you wish…
Desert Traditions – Founder, Carole Douglas, has a long history of travel, the arts and social and environmental advocacy. Desert Traditions specialises in small group, guided tours to India and beyond. They work with textile artisans on product development and arrange events in India and abroad to promote their work. Their programs are designed to bring about beneficial change for people, place and the planet. When you move with Desert Traditions you move the world.
Pacific Patterns – Pacific Patterns, presented by New Zealand born artist Carole Douglas of Desert Traditions, is an immersive textile focused journey into the many layers of NEW ZEALAND‘s arts traditions. Beginning with the arrival of Polynesian voyagers more than one thousand years ago, you will follow the evolution of a material culture that reflects Aotearoa’s patterns of settlement, celebrates the differences and honours traditional heritage. For example: Travelling by bus, train, ferry and local transport the tour is a rich mix of visits to cultural institutions and arts centres and hands-on workshops with artists of note. Along the way you will gather ideas, images and objects that culminate in a workshop with Nelson-based mixed media artist, Ronnie Martin. Whether you sketch, stitch, snap, dye, paint, collage or write, at the end of the journey, you will take home a visual record of your adventures, inspiration for future work and a wealth of experiences to fuel your creative fires. Full information and itinerary HERE.