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Let’s Explore Himalayan Art – Antique Wooden Sutra Cover

Sometimes a video just does the job better! Sutra covers are usually highly decorated and very beautiful. Because it is through the creation of art – on walls, in architecture, … Continue reading

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Art in Combs!

Beauty can be exhausting …. Because there is no end to the numbers that can offer this delight. With all the freedom in the world to look at beautiful objects, … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

INVITATION: Textile Talk – May 7th

Wovensouls would like to invite you to an online showing of two music-themed trade textiles that are under study and appear to have links to Toraja, India and Egypt. Such … Continue reading

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Fabulous Walk in Ladakh, 1982 – Guest Photos – PART II

Too many good things have wandered into my life and so until proven otherwise I shall continue to believe that I am a favorite with the Gods of serendipity. And … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · 1 Comment

A Fabulous Walk in Ladakh, 1982 – Guest Photos

I’ve always felt that I am one of the extremely fortunate ones on earth defying the odds of an average or even sub-average life. For, how else can one explain … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ganga Snaan & Cleansing the Soul

In my opinion, the philosophy held within religions offer very useful supports to manage one’s own mind. Mind control of one’s own mind. And when one is on a downward … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

Pollution in the Ganga

They say the Ganga is polluted. Yes. After days of sitting on her banks with my feet in the water I can confirm that. Here are pictures of the pollution: … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

Ganga Arti, Haridwar

The city wakes up to attend this pre-dawn arti, in which the Ganga is worshipped with lamps and flowers. The devout take a bath in the chilled waters of the … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

Chance Encounters / Haridwar

Just walking around absorbing the culture of Haridwar and I get to witness some important ceremony by Radha worshippers: p.s. the music is original – a little live band led … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

Heritage – Genealogical Records in Haridwar

I’d heard about the family-historians or Pandits in Haridwar many years ago. Their sole work in life is to maintain records of families and they have been doing this as … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Ganga Relationships – The Coconut Man gives back

The devoted offer coconuts, fruits & flowers to the Ganga. This man, in doing service to himself & his family, works all day in the sun using his skill to … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Flow of Ganga – A lesson learnt

When one thinks of the Ganga, one thinks of serenity and calmness and peace. But the form that the river takes in Haridwar is anything but that. She is more … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Life by the Ganga – Street Scenes

“Those who believe there are only 7 wonders in the world need to explore more ….” And I see too many daily-life scenes in Haridwar by the river Ganga that … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Haridwar Diaries

Generations of Hindus have visited Haridwar to take a dip in the ice-cold section of the river Ganga to wash off their sins and cleanse their souls. Shivering women with … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 6 Comments

Map of Srinagar in Embroidery!!

Should I bid on it? I WOULD if I COULD but I CAN’T so I WON’T My bank balance won’t allow it 🙂 So for those who can – this … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Magnificent Hainan Weavings

The idea of the Russian dolls that we saw in our childhoods was intriguing. Each painted wooden doll was hollow and could be opened at the horizontal centre. And when … Continue reading

March 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Waiting to Meet the Men from Gendge

Cannot wait to meet these two men. Cannot wait to meet their two rams / sheep. Cannot wait to examine the fabulous barber-pole / candy stripe borders around each of … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Three Dimensional Textiles

Just sharing some thoughts of no great consequence… *** Pile rugs are the most well-know example of 3-D weaving with 3 elements. In addition to the warp and the weft, … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · 3 Comments

The Magic of Hands

Sharing something I read that sort of explains why our beloved textiles have an irresistible attraction: “Grandma how do you deal with pain?” “With your hands, dear. When you do … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Honor Rituals & Red Phulkaris – A Hypothesis

“Use of Phulkaris in Wedding Rituals – Social Practices in Punjab pre-1947” is a report based on an independent exploratory study that focuses on the use of Red & White … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Gaziantep Kilim – A Life lived well!

WOW! WHAT A RIDE! “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

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