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Summer Birds

Some days the lockdown in Goa gets to me… and all I can see are birds.

Every morning, the birds sing in the jungle outside my window – uninvited – and wake me up at 4 am.  Perhaps this  unearthly waking-up time is affecting my mental balance….and making me oversensitive to the creatures that are responsible for this crime.

And so I see them everywhere.  Peacocks in this textile and parrots in that!

The birder-husband has no sympathy for my ranting, naturally.

But the bird-stress is getting to me ……

They say stress reduces when you share it with others.

So here I am sharing my stress with the internet.

Enjoy the Bird gallery linked here in the art gallery or just scroll down and see some of pieces right here.

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1459 Antique Peacock Rug Azeri Azerbaijan Baku - Verneh style

1459 Peacock Rug Azeri Azerbaijan Baku – Verneh style

1349 Antique Banarasi Sari Saree Silk Textile Peacock

1349 Antique Banarasi Sari

 

654 Peacock Bird SHawl Odhana Rajasthan

654 Peacock Bird SHawl Odhana Rajasthan

Antique manila mantone cantonese embroidery shawl

1152 Manila Manton

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[the motifs in the exhibits above & below may well be sleep-deprivation-induced hallucinations and not actual bird motifs.  Could the mutated lad below (with 5 legs) be a ram?]

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vintage Yao Hilltribe emrboidered textile tunic robe

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1297 Batik Tiga Negeri

1297 Antique Batik Tiga Negeri

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1455 Antique Sainchi Phulkari Indian textile Punjab Embroidery

1455 Antique Sainchi Bagh Phulkari

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727 Vintage Gujarat Embroidery Panel

727 Vintage Gujarat Embroidery Panel

Majapahit Bird Rings

Ancient Majapahit Bird Rings

And finally the masterpiece – the amazing peacock in silver surmised to be an ornament for a royal horse.

282 - silver peacock ornament

282 – Silver Peacock Ornament

 

There are many more birds hiding in my shelves… and I’ve attempted to put them all together.

If you too would like to spend time birding from your armchair do follow me to the bird gallery on WOVENSOULS.com

The bird gallery is perhaps the only positive outcome of the unsolicited 4 am alarm!

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jm

April 2020

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