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The Art of Buddhist Manuscript Sutra Covers

There is culture and then there is art. And it is by standing on the bridge between the two, that I derive the most pleasure. Here is a little note … Continue reading

November 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Soul

SOUL / ATMA Of all the textiles that I have loved, this antique Qashqai dowry rug has been closest to me because of the SOUL or ATMA that the weaver … Continue reading

November 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Steppe Eagle visits

On my journeys, I never know what to expect. Before I left home, my friends asked basic questions – how long will you be gone, where will you stay, how … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Camel Milk Tea

Camel milk is the staple food for camel herders. In the day milk and camel-milk-tea are the answers to hunger and thirst. And in the night a “ kheer” – … Continue reading

November 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Fresh Milk for Tea

As fresh as it can be! From a small village in Rajasthan jm wovensouls.com

November 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Baluch Beauty

Just pictures of a Baluchi beauty! Seen in a village market in Rajasthan . Nov 2021

November 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Manganiyaar Concert

It was the evening after I’d arrived into the small town with a population of 50000. Am supposed to head out to the rural area in the morning. A casual … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Into the Desert

“If you are strong enough, you must constantly challenge the boundaries of your comfort zone.” And so I take little sojourns into the unknown. *** This time I am going … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

An Interesting Anecdote….. Dowry

In a recent conversation with one of my rural friends, we were speaking about a tribe that lives mainly in the desert of Rajasthan. He told me of the unique … Continue reading

October 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Motifs from Rajasthan – Textiles & Architecture

The sacred geometry seen in textiles is also seen in the architectural wall art of Rajasthan… read more

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Leaves of Autumn – A Visual Study of Kashmir Boteh

Autumn leaves from Kashmir…

September 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Wild Life

Living with wild animals – a red leopard with spots in two colors, a yellow-headed gazelle, a striped vulture and many many others – can be very stimulating. Lots of … Continue reading

September 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Forest Bathing at Sunrise

September 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the Kalianda Tampan Shipcloth

It gets very windy in Singapore. And things fall. And break. And this is how the glass of the frame on one of the best surviving Tampans, broke. Previously I … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Note on Red Phulkaris / Use in Wedding Consummation Rituals

Immersive exposure and study of the 29 white-base phulkaris led to certain observations. Supplemented by readings of published material (Cooney (2019), Hershman (1981) and Ibbetson (1939)) led to the formation … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · 2 Comments

Stay Tuned: Report on Cultural Use of Phulkaris coming soon….

Old books on the culture of Punjab surround me. Notes from the fieldwork done in 8 cities in Punjab surround me. 29 white & red Phulkaris surround me. And a … Continue reading

August 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

The “Goze” of Japan – Notes from Arm Chair Travel

“Well into the 20th century the Japan Se coast was the haunt of the Goze – the blind wandering musicians. They went from village to village in the old province … Continue reading

August 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Use of Sungkit Textiles in Headhunting Ceremonies / Borneo / 1800s

This note is about the use of Textiles in extinct ceremonies & practices in the 1800s in Borneo. Please be aware and proceed to read only if the title appeals to you.

July 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

TALK: Use of Textiles in Headhunting Ceremonies / Borneo / 1800s

Invitation to the short, exploratory & photo-filled talk “The Use of Textiles in Headhunting Ceremonies / Borneo / 1800s”

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

An Iban Tunic In A Textile

Exploring the depiction of an Iban woman dressed in her traditional ornamented tunic on her shoulders

July 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

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