Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart
Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
– Lyrics by John Barry
Seen in this group of 4 textiles, is the spirit that is free, wild, unfettered and unrestricted!
The character of the textile reflects the lifestyle of the creators – the Bishnois – who live as one with nature and their surroundings.
The commonality across the four textiles – the use of an unusual color and the randomness in the layout – suggest that all four originate from the same village or sub-tribe.
These pieces are among the simplest and most rustic in my collection. Yet they make me so proud to know them and to behold them! There is something very special going on in them – their innocence, their naivete – that warms my heart.
Odhana 1 ATI-754
Odhana 2 ATI-755
Odhana 3 ATI-777
Odhana 4 ATI-753
It is a pleasure to study these and wonder about their creation!
To view detailed pictures of these free thinking textile artworks please click here