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Straw Basket Weaving Workshop at Pokhara

by Backstreet Academy Duration 3h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $17
Pricing based on group of 2 travelers

Take this chance to make your own basket from straw, the dry stalks of cereal plants, with your local instructor. Test your skills at basket weaving, a generations-old tradition in Nepal, and start by creating pliable strands from wet straw to create your finished decorative piece.

During this course with a maximum of 4 people, weave straw into little baskets. For generations people in Nepal have expressed their creativity by weaving household items just using straw—also used as fodder for cattle, thatched roofs, building material, mattresses, storage bins, and kitchenware. Although making baskets is now a dying craft, your host, Mina, keeps the tradition alive in her home.

To make your basket, begin by wetting the straw to make it more pliable. Once it softens, split the straw down the center to make thinner strands, which you bind and weave. After an hour of weaving, start to see your creation take shape. Feel free to use it as a decorative piece or storage bin. The straw is very versatile and if you'd like to make other products, feel free to ask your host.

Take this chance to make your own basket from straw, the dry stalks of cereal plants, with your local instructor. Test your skills at basket weaving, a generations-old tradition in Nepal, and start by creating pliable strands from wet straw to create your finished decorative piece.

During this course with a maximum of 4 people, weave straw into little baskets. For generations people in Nepal have expressed their creativity by weaving household items just using straw—also used as fodder for cattle, thatched roofs, building material, mattresses, storage bins, and kitchenware. Although making baskets is now a dying craft, your host, Mina, keeps the tradition alive in her home.

To make your basket, begin by wetting the straw to make it more pliable. Once it softens, split the straw down the center to make thinner strands, which you bind and weave. After an hour of weaving, start to see your creation take shape. Feel free to use it as a decorative piece or storage bin. The straw is very versatile and if you'd like to make other products, feel free to ask your host.

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Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

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$21.40

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Straw Basket Weaving Workshop at Pokhara

Activity Location

Om Development Bank

Chiple Dhunga Road

Pokhara 00765

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Om Development Bank

    Chiple Dhunga Road

    Pokhara 00765


Highlights

  • Chance to create your own souvenir with a local instructor

  • Lesson on how to weave straw basket, a tradition in Nepal

  • Opportunity to make thin, pliable strands & finished product

  • Suitable for beginners—no previous weaving experience needed

  • Personalized experience with small group limited to 4 people


Inclusions

  • Guided basket weaving workshop

  • Basket weaving materials

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Transportation


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 13 or older.

  • Maximum group size is 4 people.

  • You do not need previous basket weaving experience.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Hours of operation are 9 AM–3 PM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour start time and meeting location when you call to confirm your reservation.