Roots Seychelles
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Artisan of the year Roots Seychelles creates exquisitely designed textiles and illustrated maps from the mountains of Mahe, Seychelles. Highlighting the rich vibrant colors and extraordinary nature of these beautiful islands, they use the vibrancy of the tropical sun to print their 100% cotton sarong pareos, scarves, tote bags and beach wear. Workshops now offered! Learn to print with the the artists of Roots Seychelles and have fun in a peaceful, social Creole environment. All skill levels and ages welcome! Roots Seychelles products are proudly made locally in Seychelles!
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Andersenn01
Jakarta, Indonesia11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Steaphannie, her assistant, and her husband Tony have a really cool operation going that is different from some of the other activities that take place in the Seychelles. The islands are beautiful, but many of the activities are really expensive and have a more formal feel. The Roots was such a laid back, creative, fun place to appreciate the nature and beauty the Seychelles has to offer. My husband and I had gotten married a few days before our visit to Roots and with Stephannie’s guidance, we used leaves and flowers from our wedding decorations for our printing. It was raining the day we were there so sun printing wasn’t an option, but instead we did flower and leaf printing with paint. The whole team was kind, encouraging, and so warm and welcoming. We got to play with the different leaves and flowers we brought as well as use some from the land they live on. Overall it was a lovely experience and now we have a memorable piece of our wedding we were able to takeaway. I loved the more casual feel of this side of the Seychelles, and highly recommend stopping in to be artful on your trip. They had Creole music playing, talked about different locations on the islands, and treated us to some local juice and treats. It was a great activity for rain or shine!
Written July 15, 2022
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rootsseychelles
Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to meet you both! We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Roots of Seychelles! We welcome you back with pleasure on your anniversary!
Written August 28, 2022
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Sonia T
18 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
What a fun morning. The kids had such a fantastic time making their art pieces and getting dirty. They cannot wait to go back to school and show their friends what they made. The banana cakes were a hit also. Will book again on out next trip, and recommend to family coming later this year.
Written October 4, 2022
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Malory K
2 contributions
Jan 2020
We were so pleased we found Roots Seychelles!
I booked myself, mum and sister on to the Sun Dying Textiles workshop with lunch at Roots Seychelles. It was such a unique experience. We were made to feel so welcome by Stephannie and Tony on there beautiful land, perched on the cliff top, with incredible views of Beau Vallon.
The workshop was magical, we picked tropical flowers, leaves and ferns and laid them out of cotton fabric. We then painted vibrant dyes onto the fabric and let the sunshine work it's magic! We produced such gorgeous prints using just flowers, pigments and sunshine.
As if that wasn't enough, Tony prepared a delicious Creole lunch, with BBQ fish and vegetarian curry, banana smoothie and other traditional dishes and herbal tea picked from the garden.
Stephannie and Tony were wonderful people, great vibes and they gave us a fascinating insight into local traditions and the nature.
We loved it!
Written January 5, 2020
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rootsseychelles
Hello! Thank you so much for joining our workshop! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to your next visit to Seychelles and hope to join your workshop one day!!
Written May 30, 2022
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Wendy
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
On a family holiday with my daughters. We always like to try a craft or arty day out and this was perfect. Super hosts, lovely activity, amazing local food, superb views. Would highly recommend. Thank you to my daughter for finding this great day out.
Written January 4, 2020
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rootsseychelles
Hello! Thank you so much for joining our workshop! It was lovely to meet you, and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to your next visit to Seychelles!!
Written May 30, 2022
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walid m
Wilmington, NC1,052 contributions
Mar 2021
I don't know how you can go to Seychelles without visiting this place. It is a wonderful experience that you have to try. But the experience is one this and the hospitality is another.
Our experience was extraordinary because of the hospitality, friendly, and family-oriented environment. Thank you, Stephanie, Tony, Nyssa, Andy, and Grandma.
Written April 5, 2021
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rootsseychelles
Hello! Thank you so much for joining our workshop! It was lovely to meet you, and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to meeting you again on your next visit to Seychelles!!
Written May 30, 2022
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anniedods
Orinda, CA9 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Stephannie and Tony's (and Corina their daughter!) handmade textiles and illustrated maps are fantastic! The amount of work and attention put into each of their products is absolutely amazing. Learning about the process they use to dye and transfer leaf patterns onto fabrics is so interesting. After spending time at the road side stall on La Digue (super easily accessible by bike) and at home base in La Batie, Mahe I got to see how much heart and soul that they put into their work. It's not only their business, but it's their lifestyle. While I couldn't stay on Mahe with my Seychelles tribe, I did get to take home some of the soul of the islands - a Mouswar (made by Corina) for my dog Pepperjack, a canvas tote bag with a screen printed illustration of Made (hand painted to add!), and a shawl chosen specially by Stephannie for my mom. I highly recommend checking them out while you're in the Seychelles or their website :)
Written April 24, 2017
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Hi Annie, Thank you so much for visiting our atelier on Mahe and our nature shop on La Digue! It was our great pleasure to meet you and happy to hear you enjoyed the Roots experience! Be sure to stop by again on your next visit to Seychelles--we would love to see you!!
Written February 25, 2018
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Carla C
Fort Worth, TX89 contributions
Mar 2022
We are a couple that enjoys getting a chance to visit with people when we travel and that is exactly what we were fortunate enough to experience at Roots Seychelles. What a fabulous day! Stephanie and Tony were great hosts and with their guidance we were able to create beautiful pareos to bring home. We love what we created! We began by selecting our flowers and leaves from the garden, then we placed them on our fabric, painted it and waited for the sun to dry it. In the meantime we got the chance to talk at length with Tony and Stephanie, look at the gorgeous maps created by Stephanie, visit with Tony's mom and and enjoy fresh juice and baked goods. We had the best time talking with Tony about natural healing with plants and he even cut a coconut and used it to help our sunburns. This was the best day for us and its one we won't forget. I highly recommend this experience.
Written April 4, 2022
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rootsseychelles
Hello! Thank you so much for the kind words and for joining our nature printing workshop! It was lovely to meet you, and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Seychelles!!
Written May 30, 2022
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Bina
14 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I had the best day ever at Roots Seychelles…Tony and Stephanie are the best hosts and teachers…I learned so much about printing, nature and local plants❤️🇸🇨❤️
Written June 6, 2021
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rootsseychelles
Hello! Thank you so much for joining our nature printing workshop! It was lovely to meet you, and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Seychelles!!
Written May 30, 2022
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e-s03
London, UK150 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We bought a beautiful hand painted map at the pop up shop by Anse Severe on La Digue. I had noticed the stall on my cycle by, so we stopped on our return a few hours later. Stephanie was lovely to chat to and mentioned that she'd been painting maps for 30 years - we bought the map that she had just finished painting and she also had various handmade textiles for sale.

We weren't actually planning on buying anything that day so didn't have much cash. Stephanie let us pick out what we wanted, pay a small deposit then return the next day to collect it. We paid 500 SCR for our map and have now found them Etsy for a lot more plus postage, so definitely stop by the shop if you're on the island! The map is now on the wall in our London home so quite a contrast to La Digue.
Written April 2, 2018
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Thank you so much for stopping by our beach shop! It was so lovely to meet and chat with you! Be sure to send us a photo of your painting hanging in your London flat. Hope to see you back in Seychelles soon!
Written April 16, 2018
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Together Ontheroad
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The sun printing workshop was a surprise for my mother-in-law. However, we went there as a family and the Roots Seychelles team received us very cordially. The activity itself was great fun and my mother-in-law was more than happy when she saw the final result - her very own unique piece of art (see photo). All in all, we had a wonderful time. Again, a big thank you to the team!
Written October 11, 2022
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