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make silk and your own silk jewel

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Experience hosted by Serena

4 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

During silk experience you will be envolved in different activities linked to the history and the magic contesto of silk production.
Savoca was realy important silk center in the past century. The production techniques also affected the lives of the people making the silk. Handmade silk was usually made in private houses the atmosphere was domestic and communal with a strong sense of pride in the significant artistic talent required to produce the silk.
Our association rediscover the silk process in handmade way and you will be involved in it.
Our tour start on the agricultural musem where you can find several tools for silk production.
The second step wil be the Reeling and degumming:the silkworm cocoons are first boiled in hot water to soften the material. One worm can produce around 1500m of silk, while seven to eight cocoons are needed to create one long thread suitable for later spinning that we will do togheter.The result is natural kibiso that is the first thread produced by the silkworm. The final step of our workshop will be to enjoy to make a your personal handmade jewel with natural kibiso silk and take with you a unique souvenir.
During silk experience you will be envolved in different activities linked to the history and the magic contesto of silk production.
Savoca was realy important silk center in the past century. The production techniques also affected the lives of the people making the silk. Handmade silk was usually made in private houses the atmosphere was domestic and communal with a strong sense of pride in the significant artistic talent required to produ…

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From ₹4,488
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Meet your host, Serena

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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My name is Serena, I'm environmental educator since 2002 and I currently work in two fields: sustainable education and hospitality.
I live near Taormina, in a small town Savoca, "one of the most beautifull town in Sicily". If you want to spend time with me and my Association, Zest, you will be engaged in different activities, linked to organic Sicilian food and traditional hand craft.
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About the organisation: ZEST



ZEST is an Association created to promote environmental education, circular economy and sustainable tourism. ZEST, in particular, deals with promoting the ancient, indigenous and wild varieties of the Sicilian territory, both in terms of education and tourism. It also promotes all forms of informal hospitality and all agricultural practices that focus on the care of the earth and soil.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to ZEST.

Where you'll be

Our experience includes:
- small Tour of Savoca city center
- Visit to the Museum of local agricultural, where an expert will illustrate the history of lemons, silk and ancient sicilian grains.
-silk workshop
Depending of wheater conditions the workshopwill be outside of museum of or in one organic farm next to the city center.
Savoca It 'was the set of the movie The Godfather, 1972.

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.