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Make your own souvenir

Make your own souvenir

By Juliet Coombe

Jetwing Lagoon over the festive season suggest booking an exciting half day class to make your own Xmas gift or holiday souvenir with Thimble at Villa Hundira Thalahena, which was architecturally designed and built by Rolf Tibblin, a legend in the world of Motorcross, who picked up countless trophies and was thrice a world champion in the 1960s. Thimble is set in a harmonious open courtyard verandah studio where Thalahena lagoon seamstresses work seamlessly away to create stunning fabrics and creations that now adorn homes all over the world.

Locals artists working on making your holiday a memorable
Locals artists working on making your holiday a memorable

Indira runs these exciting creative workshops to make your own artistic souvenir, a perfect way to immerse yourself in the lagoon arts and crafts, ending with an enjoyable local lunch overlooking this stunning spot on the ancient lagoon. Here you will feel the magic as you hand paint a bag with an iconic elephant or get creative with a hot plate against a backdrop of crickets clicking away sunbathing on the terracotta roof tiles, which blend into a harmonious setting that is the very opposite of the challenging home lives the girls come from.

Girls from Neighborhood
Girls from Neighborhood

You can take a five minute three wheeler ride from Jetwing Lagoon or go by boat to join these arty classes from 9am -12. Bookings must be done in advance.