Journal of Art & Culture

NOTES ON ART & CULTURE || BY JAINA MISHRA – WOVENSOULS.COM

The Narakasura Festival, Goa

[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

October 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

My Dream House …..

A dream house….

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

ANTIQUE TEXTILE NEWS – Kimono Exhibition

“Kimono – A MODERN HISTORY” METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART September 27, 2014–January 19, 2015    

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antique Textiles Preview Page

Introducing the PREVIEW PAGE for Wovensouls Antique Textiles

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Art within Art

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Colors of Magic!

My first view of Autumn, Montreal – Canada.

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Amazing Vintage Debariya Embroidery from Kutch

Amazing Vintage Tribal Embroidery from Debariya Rabaris fo Kutch

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXTILE ART NEWS: Event in Toronto

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

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bell Temple of Assam

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

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Vietnam Beaded Weaving

Antique Vietnam Sapa Beaded Woven Textile Skirt

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome to my Journal!

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

October 10, 2014

INDEX | Articles on Culture

A kaleidoscope of glimpses into various cultures within Asia. Each tribe, each ethnicity expresses its identity in various ways – music, dance, textiles, costumes, food, language, life format etc. It … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

INDEX | Articles on Art

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

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

INDEX | Articles by Region

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

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – AN ARTWORK A DAY

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

October 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Textiles in Paintings of the Past

No words. None needed.     From the National Portrait Gallery, London    

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

TEXTILE ART NEWS: Peabody Essex Museum acquires gorgeous 18th c. Indian textile collection

“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

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Motif & Meaning – 4 | The Case of the Butter Churning Girls

Curious coincidences in Textile Art from two different regions explored

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Look, New Pieces, Renewed Passion

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

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inside Tamdi Surla Temple – a Monument that escaped Plunder

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

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Rustic Theli from Gujarat

To be added on wovensouls.com soon

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – A Peacock Strolls to the Flower Patch

Antique Textile from Gujarat

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Embellishments in Traditional Asian Textiles

Strange & interesting bits and pieces have been used as textile embellishments. In the decade of collecting textiles, I find that non-textile embellishments are most common in South Asian Hilltribes … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Burning of The Demons

It is Dushera again -a time to burn Ravana. Ravana – a much-loved king in his own land, reputed for his high intellect, worshipped not only in Lanka but also … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matisse & Textile Art

An interesting article about the connection between Paintings & Textiles…. after all it is all about art! LINK TO WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE jm Sep 2014

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who needs Leisure?

Ask all the villagers lining the Goa highways -trying to sell their home-grown vegetables “wouldn’t you rather just go home and sleep or watch TV  o read a book instead … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art from the Swat Valley – an external article

Recommended reading on Swat Valley: Link to An article by Doris Srinivasan To view textile artworks from Swat & around please click on this link.

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Swat Dowry Pillow Cover Embroidery

Antique Bridal Dowry Swat Embroidery

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions in Singapore, Montreal & Mumbai \ Jaina Mishra , Wovensouls

September 22, 2014

Textiles in Ancient Jain Kalpasutras

Sharing the diverse range of gorgeous textiles seen in ancient Jain manuscripts from India

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Traditional Rajasthan Home – Patwaon ki Haveli – Jaisalmer

A place where the walls do not need art. Because the walls ARE art. The ceilings ARE art. Was it such a bad thing that women did not step out … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Sungkit Weave of Borneo

Vintage Sungit Woven Skirt from Borneo

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – The Camel Caravan Odhana

The fantastic “Camel Caravan Odhana” from the Bishnoi community Rajasthan

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – The Marching Peacocks Odhana

Antique Textile from the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan – “The Marching-Peacocks Odhana”

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Motif & Meaning – 3 The Case of the Double-Headed Peacock

Finding a connection between the Bird motif from two different regions

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Motif & Meaning – 2

Looking for Meaning in Textile Motifs

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Motif & Meaning in Textiles – 1 Preface

A part of my fascination with traditional textiles emanates from the stories hidden within them. The cultural aspects – who wore them, for what occasion, who made them and how … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Batak Calendar

Antique Batak Calendar, Borneo

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Vietnam Beaded Weaving

Antique Vietnam Sapa Beaded Woven Textile Skirt

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Buddhist Textile Art

Vintage Buddhist Ikat Textile Art

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Tribal Embroidery

Vintage Tribal Embroidery from Kutch

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Gypsy Nomadic Coin Belt

Vintage Nomadic Gypsy Coin Belt

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Beaded Selvedge Kachin Textile

Vintage Tribal Textile with unusual Beaded Selvedge

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Home Decor -1

Decorating with Antique Art

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Bishnoi Textile Shawl

Antique Bishnoi Shawl Odhana Embroidery Art

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Rajasthan Embroidery

Antique Rajasthan Embroidery

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Rajasthan Painting

A Rajasthan Phad

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Textiles in Art

Two delightful artworks  stumbled upon yesterday: Delightful works of art offering terrific views into the textiles of another space-time point. 1. LEATHER PUPPETS OF SOUTH INDIA The extremely smart sari-blouse … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lives of Brahmins

In general there has been a lot of Brahmin-bashing in the media and I myself have had mixed opinions about the subject with a tinge of negativity. In my circles … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Offering of Art for Goddes Durga – Madhubani Painting from Mithila

A vintage Madhubani painting from Mithila depicting several forms of Goddess Durga   Drawn using a pen-type instrument with clean strokes, this painting is about 30-40 years old. A totally … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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