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The Use of A Chandarvo Textile

I’ve collected Gujarat Textiles for decades. And have come across many ‘canopy’ textiles for sale – that are used as a cover over the goddess deity during ceremonies. Further my … Continue reading

October 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Chekaberd Eagle Kazak with Humans

Ten years ago, when I began reading about rugs and textile art, I’d read that they were ‘must haves’ as they are rare. Over the years I saw many being … Continue reading

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Thanjavur Maratha Palace

Every now and then, I come across interesting people I yearn to meet. No – not Brad Pitt or George Clooney. But people like Dostoevsky. And Lee Kuan Yew. Chanakya. … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Tanjore Style Painting – Where It all Began

And this is where it all began: This unbelievable Tanjore painting depicting 63 Nayanars, came to be mine in 2020 through an auction in London. Estimated to be from the … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Wall Paintings & Murals – Tanjore

The number of visuals vying for the attention of my eyes is mind-boggling. What should I see – what should I stop and stare at, what should I stop and … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Stone Sculptures & Bronze Statues – Tanjore

Disclaimer: Compared to other forms of art that I know very little about, in the field of stone and bronzes I know absolutely nothing. My reactions when I saw these … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Heritage Homes of Tanjore

Life is lived every minute of every day. And so, long ago, we decided to surround ourselves with beautiful things. In the choice between return on investment in financial terms … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Art in Architecture – Tanjore Temple

Traveling again. Gaining experiences. Learning more. Feeling more. And hoping to share them all here. *** Contrary to intuition, on this trip I learnt that the time spent on an … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Let’s Explore Himalayan Art – Antique Wooden Sutra Cover

Sometimes a video just does the job better! Sutra covers are usually highly decorated and very beautiful. Because it is through the creation of art – on walls, in architecture, … Continue reading

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Art in Combs!

Beauty can be exhausting …. Because there is no end to the numbers that can offer this delight. With all the freedom in the world to look at beautiful objects, … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Map of Srinagar in Embroidery!!

Should I bid on it? I WOULD if I COULD but I CAN’T so I WON’T My bank balance won’t allow it 🙂 So for those who can – this … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Magnificent Hainan Weavings

The idea of the Russian dolls that we saw in our childhoods was intriguing. Each painted wooden doll was hollow and could be opened at the horizontal centre. And when … Continue reading

March 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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

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