The inevitable outcome of passion - if one can afford it - is heavy expenditure. Expenditure of the most scarce resource i.e. “time”. In my case, much of that expenditure … Continue reading
Ideas for Interior Wall Art Decor Decorating with an early-mid 19th century Thirma Bagh Phulkari. To view Phulkari Baghs visit the Textile Gallery of wovenouls.com jm Nov 20, 2014
People think draping a sari is difficult. But hardly as difficult as dressing up for the ball in the 1800s! A link to some images posted on Facebook: … Continue reading
Seven is a special prime number! It is the number of easily discernible distinct colors of the rainbow*. It is the number of easily discernible distinct notes of music*. It … Continue reading
A photograph that is a part of the ‘Journey of the Soul’
Join me in my journeys where I explore the traditional art & vanishing culture of India and beyond. Join me in my travelogues to Marwar-Sindh Ladakh & Orissa, Kutch, Sarawak, … Continue reading
My explorations in ethnic and tribal art of various forms are posted here. You could either scroll down and read all the articles or click on the articles that interest … Continue reading
The culture & art articles have been clubbed together in several region-specific diaries listed below. Rajasthan, Western India – Marwar Diaries Karakoram – Dard Diaries Ryukyu Okinawa, Japan: Ryukyu Diaries … Continue reading
An addict constantly needs a fix to keep him stable. Me – in moments of extreme stress I find solace & peace in viewing works of traditional art. In normal … Continue reading
As I roam the auctions galleries, one name has been appearing consistently associated with the auction lots that strike me. Edward Gerber. It is with sadness that I read the … Continue reading
Heartwarming excerpt referring to the making of kantha textiles in Bengali literature
A link to a fantastic educational library of antique Azerbaijan Rugs
Presenting an old Hazara embroidery – that is as simple as it is complex. A textile that is as much for the eyes as it is for the mind! A textile that has captivated me for months. The ‘Snowflake’ Shawl
Ramblings about walls – both real and psychological sparked off by an old Anatolyan Cicim Tent Divider Textile
A vision of evenings of discussions with genius minds of art, of literature, of science!
A story that is as deep and bordering on the dark lies hidden within the sultry black veil of the Rabaris of Kutch. Told to me by a village elder, the story is dramatic.
Private Patan Patola Museum opened in Gujarat. Sept 2014.
I was in two minds about getting this book as I am traveling and the volume of luggage on my nomadic caravan seems to be expanding day by day. But … Continue reading
A report of the visit to the Textile Museum of Canada at Toronto’s exhibition of Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections “From Ashgabat to Istanbul’. First published on Jozan magazine.
A question mark rug textile… any insights or clues?
Continuation of the Note on Banjara textiles
An inspiring encounter with the next generation
…..an Armenian! Not so long ago, in 2010, I was in Surat where my ancestors came from. And my uncle, seeing my enthusiasm took me on his Vespa scooter to … Continue reading
An exhibition at the V&A museum
A Sanskrit Shloka – a perfect prayer for an auspicious new year Vikram Samvat 2071
The spectacular Turquoise Perak from Ladakh, India
Announcement of Textile Talk, Oct 25th, 2014….. read more
[A post from 2010 on the occasion of Diwali & Narakasur] Goa. Narakasur. Pre-Diwali. A unique folk festival that I noticed for the first time in 2004 then became more … Continue reading
“Kimono – A MODERN HISTORY” METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART September 27, 2014–January 19, 2015
Introducing the PREVIEW PAGE for Wovensouls Antique Textiles
Amazing Vintage Tribal Embroidery from Debariya Rabaris fo Kutch
An excellent opportunity to view museum textiles up close: “Treasures of Islamic Textiles & Art in Toronto November 10-11″ by the Textile Society of America TSA Textiles Close Up at Royal … Continue reading
On a highway away from the main cities is a Hindu temple with a peculiarity that makes it stand apart from the millions of other Hindu temples in India. This … Continue reading
Antique Vietnam Sapa Beaded Woven Textile Skirt
No words. None needed. From the National Portrait Gallery, London
“The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts has acquired a rare collection of 18th century Indian textiles that are in such spectacular condition that you’d be forgiven for thinking … Continue reading
Curious coincidences in Textile Art from two different regions explored
The website is the only (miniscule) art that I personally create. The real artworks were / are created by the collective genius of the tribes & ethnic groups! Click to … Continue reading
I played Chor-Police or Police & Thieves for hours every day during my school holidays in my childhood. One team hides and the other team seeks. Too often, as a … Continue reading
To be added on wovensouls.com soon
Antique Textile from Gujarat