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

Flying over the Himalayas

Got a glimpse of heaven …

March 1, 2017 · 6 Comments

Ganga Diaries

An unplanned visit to the Ganga came my way. For spiritual reasons. For filial piety reasons. For ceremonies that complete the cycle of life & death. Measured in the number … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 5 Comments

Indonesian Archipelago Diaries

Traveling through active Volcanoes that spewed ash just 2 months ago! Ancient Temples & Prehistoric Dragons, Coral reef snorkelling (and a few lectures) beckon! The villages of Borobudur &  Prambanan … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 15 Comments

Anatolia Diaries

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone Interesting Istanbul 1 Interesting Istanbul 2 A Walk through the Grand Bazar of Istanbul Intrigued by the past – Cappadocia Art … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vietnam Diaries

So close yet so far! Vietnam being just a short flight away – there is the feeling that I can go there anytime. And as a result I put it … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Myanmar Diaries

A few notes on the culture & art of Myanmar (Burma) experienced first-hand.

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mumbai – Bombay Diaries

Born, brought up & lived life in the most spirited, most diverse city in the world. A few glimpses of my love for the city can be seen through the … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rajasthan Diaries

The caravan stops again.  At Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and the surrounding desert villages! Sand dunes, an abandoned village, mesmerising architecture, a surprising desert-turned-fertile landscape, warm people, and finally an unforgettable meeting … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 20 Comments

South East Asia Diaries

Scattered travels from South East Asia separated in time and not covered in any other region-wise collection of notes 1. Hello from Ho Chi Minh City 2. A Visit to Borobudur … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goa Diaries

The Honey Trappers Goan Fisherman’s tale – traditional wisdom, traditional fishing Church of St. Francis Xavier of Assisi, Old Goa Goan Portugese Houses – Art in Architecture Narakasura Festival Goan Folk Art – … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Okinawa Ryukyu Diaries

A walk through a traditional Ryukyu Village, Okinawa, Japan Grace of a Ryukyu Weaver, Okinawa Dancing to the Drums of Ryukyu Traditional Sugar Mill, Ryukyu Okinawa

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Karakoram – Dard Diaries

My  first trip to Ladakh in 2011 was an extravagant visual feast of culture.  As a first-time viewer I was dazzled and overwhelmed so much that I could barely differentiate … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Kalinga Diaries

Kalinga. Now called Odisha (Orissa). The poorest state in India financially. Yet, among the richest states culturally. Every Indian has heard of Orissa through its arts – either the dance, … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Kutch Diaries

Travelogues from Kutch from various travels : A cup of tea with nomads and gypsies of the Kutch (2006) Tribal Textile Art of Kutch – the Bhuj Folk Art Museum … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sarawak Diaries

The number of hours spent in an airplane seems to be directly proportional to the “Exotica  Quotient” of a destination. This is false of course and although I knew that, … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mewar Diaries

Rajasthan needs no introduction. Colors flood my senses from the moment I drive into the city of Udaipur from the airport late in the evening. After stopping to pick up … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mizoram Diaries

Mizoram. A landscape of blue mountains. Rising above white clouds and mist. Green. Pristine. Located in the North East of India. With a population of 10,00,000. Spread over half a … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arunachal Pradesh Diaries

Nested in the Himalayan foothills, almost untouched by my world that is desperately seeking answers to its energy crisis, its financial crisis fuelled by ‘more & more’ & ‘growth’, and … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ladakh Diaries

“LADAKH – THE HERMIT KINGDOM”  PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO LADAKH AND IS A PREFACE TO A SERIES OF SUBJECT SPECIFIC ARTICLES ON LADAKH. In the olden days, in the Hindu … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sikkim Diaries

‘To live many lifetimes within a lifetime…”. Its time for another lifetime! My trip to Sikkim in March 2011, was planned during the week of Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations. … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Nagaland Diaries

An image from 1870s Nov 29th, 2010 Am setting out to explore Nagaland – home to over 20 distinct tribes characterised by two intriguing lifetsyles: headhunting and minimal clothing. In … Continue reading

December 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Khmer Diaries

From travels many moons ago! The Threads of Khmer History – a ‘Warped’ look at the Temples of Angkor Cambodian Ikat Weaves The children at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

December 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Chiang Mai Diaries

Lifestyle of Hilltribes of Northern Thailand Textile Symbolism – 1 : Hilltribes of Northern Thailand Antique Textiles | Hilltribes Hmong Batik Art Antique Yao Head Cloth – 3-D weaving! Kissing a Bengal Tiger

December 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Java Diaries

A Visit to Borobudur Javanese Batik Wood Art Antique Java Topeng Masks and Wayang Topeng Javanese Batik Textile Art

August 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

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