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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

A Dealer would have been happy …

When some piece sells a dealer would be happy.

When this fantastic tribal weaving (stole) sold, I felt pangs of separation anxiety. When the buyer wrote to say that he had received it and was pleased with it, it made me envy him for possessing it. It is a piece I shall never forget.

My post retirement career plan (about 10 years from now)  is to become a dealer – out of sheer necessity – as my kids will probably be troubled rather than pleased to be inheriting caravan loads of old textiles! So to save them the grief, I intend to sell them all in a decade or so after years of enjoying them. Seems like the sensible thing to do!

But I doubt I can handle the pain of letting these beautiful things go! Until I can I will refrain from calling myself a dealer!

See more photos in the contemporary textiles gallery of wovensouls.com here:
http://wovensouls.photoshelter.com/…/CONTE…/C0000fIWZVfp.fro

Vintage Koraput Shawl VINTAGE RAW SILK KORAPUT SHAWL STOLE WRAP

jm

Aug 2015

3 comments on “A Dealer would have been happy …

  1. Kristine Lawrence
    August 22, 2015

    It seems to have found a loving home. But, I’m sure it’s hard to learn to let them go. Consider it “dealer training”..?

  2. Kristine Lawrence
    August 22, 2015

    And…think about how many lives it has touched before yours.

  3. Howe Sam P.
    November 8, 2016

    Well hey there! Thanks for sharing beautiful art

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