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Learn how silk is made in Kenya

craft class

Learn how silk is made in Kenya

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English
craft class

Learn how silk is made in Kenya

craft class

Learn how silk is made in Kenya

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Discover how your silk scarf or shirt came into existence. We'll take you on a behind the scenes tour to see how silk is made. You’ll get unique insight into the different stages involved in the production of this luxurious fabric. From the growing of the castor plant to the breeding of the silkworms, spinning of yarn, weaving using traditional looms and finally the dyeing process of fabric. You’ll get your hands dirty as you try to dye your very own hand-picked, silkworm cocoons. And the best part – you get to carry them home as a souvenir to remind you of this adventure-filled day.

Your host

Learn more about Murugi

Murugi

I have 7 years experience curating unique "off the grid" experiences both locally and internationally. On this particular experience I have partnered with a textile designer specialising in silk production in Kenya. In this exciting experience we will share our knowledge on the production of eri silk (and how it promotes sustainable fashion) - from the breeding of the silk worms all the way to the dyeing of fabric.

What's included

Food
Snacks - Samosas Lunch - chicken, nyama choma (goat meat), ugly, kachumbari, French fries Feel free to share your preference…
Drinks
500 ml water Feel free to bring any extra drinks with you
Tickets
Silk farm entrance fee
Transport
Transport We will pick you up from The Children's Safety Park on Julius Nyerere Road (Next to Luther Plaza) and head up to…

Where you'll be

We'll meet at The Children's Safety Traffic Park (near Luther Plaza on Julius Nyerere Rd). From there we'll whisk you off to Makueni. It's a two and a half hour drive from Nairobi. We will be hosted at an eco-friendly silk farm where we'll get to learn more about how silk is made.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat

More tips

1. Carry a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a sweater (in case it gets chilly), a camera (your phone will also do) 2. Wear some comfortable (closed) shoes and loose clothing for hot weather

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Murugi
Learn how silk is made in Kenya
New experience
£54/person
New experience
£54/person