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Waiting to Meet the Men from Gendge

Cannot wait to meet these two men. Cannot wait to meet their two rams / sheep. Cannot wait to examine the fabulous barber-pole / candy stripe borders around each of … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Three Dimensional Textiles

Just sharing some thoughts of no great consequence… *** Pile rugs are the most well-know example of 3-D weaving with 3 elements. In addition to the warp and the weft, … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · 3 Comments

The Magic of Hands

Sharing something I read that sort of explains why our beloved textiles have an irresistible attraction: “Grandma how do you deal with pain?” “With your hands, dear. When you do … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Honor Rituals & Red Phulkaris – A Hypothesis

“Use of Phulkaris in Wedding Rituals – Social Practices in Punjab pre-1947” is a report based on an independent exploratory study that focuses on the use of Red & White … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Gaziantep Kilim – A Life lived well!

WOW! WHAT A RIDE! “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Himalayan Art – Crowns of the Buddhist Priests

A decade ago I witnessed the Losar ceremonies over 3 days in Lingdum monastery in Sikkim. Witnessing the head priest leading the group of monks and young novitiates through the … Continue reading

January 6, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Circle of Life ~ Antique Kantha Motif

CIRCLE OF LIFE Welcoming a new cycle … A fresh year, a clean slate ….a new beginning. Let’s move on, let’s leave behind the old, let’s make more memories, let’s … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Season’s Greetings

Wishing you a thousand desires… …. and the fulfillment of many! *** jaina mishra wovensouls.com

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Art of Buddhist Manuscript Sutra Covers

There is culture and then there is art. And it is by standing on the bridge between the two, that I derive the most pleasure. Here is a little note … Continue reading

November 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Soul

SOUL / ATMA Of all the textiles that I have loved, this antique Qashqai dowry rug has been closest to me because of the SOUL or ATMA that the weaver … Continue reading

November 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rajasthan Village Diaries – 2021

I used to think that there is not enough time in one’s life to visit any place a second time. But there is. Some places are just not made for … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Quality Time with Camel Herders

Just a whole lot of beautiful moments with beautiful people

November 11, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of a Camel Herder

The diet of camel herders is heavily dependent on camel milk. Several times during the day, boiled camel milk was consumed. And at least 3 times I was offered tea … Continue reading

November 11, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Steppe Eagle visits

On my journeys, I never know what to expect. Before I left home, my friends asked basic questions – how long will you be gone, where will you stay, how … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Camel Milk Tea

Camel milk is the staple food for camel herders. In the day milk and camel-milk-tea are the answers to hunger and thirst. And in the night a “ kheer” – … Continue reading

November 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

Fresh Milk for Tea

As fresh as it can be! From a small village in Rajasthan jm wovensouls.com

November 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Baluch Beauty

Just pictures of a Baluchi beauty! Seen in a village market in Rajasthan . Nov 2021

November 4, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Manganiyaar Concert

It was the evening after I’d arrived into the small town with a population of 50000. Am supposed to head out to the rural area in the morning. A casual … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

Into the Desert

“If you are strong enough, you must constantly challenge the boundaries of your comfort zone.” And so I take little sojourns into the unknown. *** This time I am going … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

An Interesting Anecdote….. Dowry

In a recent conversation with one of my rural friends, we were speaking about a tribe that lives mainly in the desert of Rajasthan. He told me of the unique … Continue reading

October 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Motifs from Rajasthan – Textiles & Architecture

The sacred geometry seen in textiles is also seen in the architectural wall art of Rajasthan… read more

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

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