Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Collectors of Indian textiles will already know of the double-sided Chamba Rumaals made in Himachal Pradesh.
These usually have scenes from the Krishnayan – the life of Krishna. The art had almost gone extinct but is now being revived by some groups.
At the Kangra museum that focuses on paintings, a few textiles were also showcased.
The textiles presented there are good as a first lesson in the type of textiles produced there. But to learn about how amazing this category can be, google images will be a better resource.
Presenting below textiles from the Kangra museum:
And some other textiles:
The embroidery on the last phulkari is interesting in the way the base cloth itself has been employed to create the checkerboard pattern.
Some state museums in India have enthralled me with their collections while others have led me to think ‘why’. Even if I see a single artwork that ‘wow’s me – I consider the visit fruitful …
And so this visit was fantastic … but because of the paintings section.
More about that soon.