Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
“Let’s play with our elephants today” said one little girl to another.
And the birds joined them at play on their unicycles made of flowers!
But one little bird felt sad and left out since he had no unicycle or elephant! But he consoled himself with the fact that he & his blue brother had two heads – while all other creatures had only ONE!”
and on and on the story continued
And so in the olden days they told fairy tales through textile art!
No need to turn pages and no wear & tear on fragile materials such as paper or screens.
Just a multi-purpose comic strip on cloth with some imaginative storyline!
After the story is told and the kids fall asleep, use it as a quilt. In the daytime, wear it as an shawl. Or use it to pack stuff in.
So many uses to this love work of art from Rajasthan.
The rest of the piece is full of unique motifs too… pictures coming soon on WOVENSOULS.com
[Note: The above idea of fairy tale in a textile is not based on anything real.... it is a figment of my imagination that, at this moment, is at its peak thanks to a meal of Bombay Pau Bhaji]