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Daily Art Fix – Stars in her EYES

“Stars in her eyes” – A bridal scarf from the Yao group. The textile is not old but has been made by an old experienced hand! Frame it / hang … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Krishna’s Raas Lila in Silk Embroidery

Art Fix for the Day – Two Rumals with double-sided embroidery!

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

2019 – New Year Inspirations

And so another fresh beginning … one more chance to rejuvenate one’s mind…. Because we simply cannot allow ourselves to stagnate. If we are lucky the seeds of refreshing ideas … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Just another day in India

  And while real rural India wears gorgeous clothes as daily wear, in urban India I am wearing blue jeans… Sigh! jm December 2018  

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Morning Coffee 

Morning Coffee with soft morning sunlight lighting up a cicim from Anatolia, Tantric ritual objects from Nepal, an Indonesian couple in Batik and a Khmer-style bronze!  ❤️ Do drop by … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Artwork of the Day 

Amazing Ethnic Art worn by a very small minority group in Guizhou China.  Asset 228 on WOVENSOULS.COM Enjoy the Visual Feast!  

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Painting Seen on a Wall in Nomadic Chanthang

Contemporary Art is one area that Dies not appeal to me.  But this painting seen on a wall  spike to me enough to want to cluck it and shate ut … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix: Kilim ON the Sofa! 

Looking good?  Antique Sarkoy kilim now adding color to the sofa!  Jm April 2018

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Artwork of the Day: Mirrors of Identity

A pair of Chaakla Decorative Textiles from Gujarat with rare golden mirrors Asset 152 on WOVENSOULS.COM  

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Beshir Rug with Ikat Motif

A simple little work of textile art getting its time in the morning sun! This little piece was most probably woven by Beshir nomads in Turkmenistan. With a good exchange … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Crowning Glory of a Turban with Double Sided Embroidery

The absolutely mind-boggling craft of double sided embroidery on a turban! Maybe this will be one step forward in eradicating the gender bias… in a century or so maybe all … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

On My Coffee Table 

The advantage of my nomadic life is that I forget tbe pieces strewn around the other spaces that I dwell in (and that dwell inside me….).  and so I see … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Art Revived

Some vanishing arts have been strengthened and resurrected by external change agents. Soof Embroidery of Gujarat is one such art that had the blessing of nurturing by people who devote … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix: 3-D Painting

  Am not a formal student of art so I do not know the word for this type of work … but surely there must be a name for an … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Custodians of Antique Art

“We are only the ‘temporary’ custodians of these antique artworks that lived before us and will live on much after we are gone.” A nice quote to remind myself of … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix -Sindh Dowry Embroidery

Bless the woman who made this!! A great way to start my day …. with a dose of beauty – gives the heart a small positive kickstart!  Sept 2017

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Courtship in Silk

Daily Art Fix – motif on an amazing wearable antique cantonese shawl!  ❤️

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Gift for the Emperor!

A gift for the Emperor ….depicted in silk in the late 1800s. So delicious …. Feasting on the art is so soul satisfying! sigh!    

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

You don’t have to be a Museum…

…to hold & behold art from the past! Seen in a casual corner in the lobby of Regency Hotel, Singapore.    

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

From One Nomad to Another

These lovely motifs from a nomadic tent band now decorate my life  And they say material things cannot make one happy!?! Am finding that a great way to start the … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Daily Art Fix – Antique Burma Manuscript

Exploring an antique Buddhist manuscript from Burma, dated 1874

May 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daily Art Fix

Majestic head lama performing Losar ceremonies at a monastery in Sikkim – where Life and Art are inextricably braided into one!!      

May 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Textiles in Antique Christian Art

The  mind directs the vision. And so at the Met Museum NYC, I could not help but notice the textiles on the beautiful old artefacts of the Christian world of … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art for Fun – 16th Century Goose Game & Chess Board

Daily Art Fix – Art for Fun … Beautiful Game Board from 16th century Gujarat on display at the Met Museum, NYC

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily At Fix – Peranakan Bead Art

A million beads strung together to create a large artwork! From the Peranakan Museum, Singapore  

December 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Mesmerising Qashqai Motif

Clans do things similarly. Like make curry in a particular way, or wear their sari in a particular way. Or weave the central medallion in their rugs using one template. … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Story in A Sar Pallu Phulkari Textile

Before we had cartoon TV serials, we had cartoon comics. Like Tarzan and Phantom and Dennis and Amar Chitra Katha. But before that, we had textiles! And stories were written … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Technology or Art? 

      16th / 17th century (perhaps Nuremberg) Strongbox with amazing locking mechanism!  At the Met Museum, New York Jm June 2016

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Birds of a feather…

      Daily art fix jm June 2016

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – The Heavy Crown of Responsibility

A large yet simple copper crown or Mukut worn by learned Buddhist priests known as Vajracharyas or “Master of the Thunderbolt” during religious ceremonies. The weight of this crown is … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – A Sublime Tampan with an Amazing Soul!

Such an amazing work of art!!! Not painted – not embroidered but WOVEN!! More from the same fragment:     And though it is past its prime, it still is … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Motifs from Tibet

  No words.

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Antique Dayak Baby Carrier

  ATS- Superbly crafted beaded Dayak Baby carrier from Kalimantan   This is the only one that I have seen that has the 3 rims (upper, left & right) covered … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Ceremonial Sumatra Weaving

A stunning festive weaving from pre-1900 Sumatra

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix

Old Food Covering appropriate for a ceremonial feast! Made of Coconut shell and decorated with sea-shells. Indonesia – probably Sumba. Part of a museum collection   jm Dec 2015   … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daiy Art Fix – A Magnificent Chope Phulkari

A Work of Art from a genius.

December 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Daily Art Fix – Antique Yao Paintings

Daily Art Fix Antique Yao Paintings from WOVENSOULS.COM     #artfix #art #decor #style #design #interiors #architect #wallart

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Old Textiles for Animals – Available for Sale

Photograph of Silver Carriage for Rajput Women, Princely state of Baroda, 1895. !!! Save

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Daily Art Fix – A Thousand Silent Bells

Heavy Silent Jhanjhar from Maharashtra, Early 1900s The latest addition to the Wovensouls collection Read more about Payal Traditions here. jm Oct 2015.

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – A Necklace of Thorns

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Brontë Heavy Gold Necklace modelled on the Gokhru herb of Rajasthan jm October 2015

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

DAILY ART FIX – Old Banjara Pouch

  Old Pouch Gabchi with fine embroidery and applique work from the Banjara tribe, South India

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Ajrakh Hand Block Print

  

September 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Daily Art Fix – Dhingli motif in Kutch Shawls

A ‘dhingli’ (doll) motif that symbolises a term of endearment for the girl-child  from a vintage cotton Odhana textile from the wovensouls collection. Aug 2015

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Dealer would have been happy …

When some piece sells a dealer would be happy. When this fantastic tribal weaving (stole) sold, I felt pangs of separation anxiety. When the buyer wrote to say that he … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Recent Arrivals – A Bawan Bagh joins The Wovensouls Collection

A Rare Bawan Bagh Phulkari Textile jm July 2015

July 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Daily Art Fix – Gorgeous Antique Wedding Thirma Textile

Loving the silk – that seems like it has been woven in or pasted onto the white base cloth! Feeling like Maria in Hollywood film ‘The Sound of Music’ – … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – AN ARTWORK A DAY

An addict constantly needs a fix to keep him stable. Me – in moments of extreme stress I find solace & peace in viewing works of traditional art. In normal … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Daily Art Fix – Kinnaur Weaving

Click to view more images of this recently woven shawl from Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Daily Art Fix – Kinnaur Weaving July 2015 textile art, himachal weaving, himachal textile, India … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Tibetan Nomad’s Trifurcated Pouch

The Art is simple – but the craft is complex and stunning: More pictures on this page of wovensouls.com

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Vintage Ethnic Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery from Gujarat. India ca 1950 – 1970 Large piece used for home decor. antique Indian textiles, antique Indian shawl, antique textiles, antique textiles company, handmade Indian textiles, Indian … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Antique Dayak Fertility Necklace

Click to view more images on WOVENSOULS.COM Daily Art Fix – Antique Dayak Fertility Necklace jm June 2015

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – Antique Sarkoy Kilim Fragment

  Simple yet it makes a stunning impact with the rust & black! jm June 2015 DAILY ART FIX – Antique Sarkoy Kilim Fragment

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – A Thousand Stars in a Black Sky

Click to see more images of this gorgeous Kohistani shawl Daily Art Fix – A Thousand Stars in a Black Sky jm June 2015

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix: Old Anatolian Chuval

A large antique Anatolian Yoruk (nomadic) chuval or çuval storage bag (opened) with stunning Yellow, Red & black Kilim skirt bands. Rare asymmetric pattern on the central Soumac band. Cannot … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Colors of Anatolia

     I have been dreaming about the border of this fragment of 2 halves of this 19th century kilim ever since I laid eyes on it!   So much … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix

Motifs from the 16th century Usak Carpet               From the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art, Istanbul Jm June 2015

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Antique Chinese Embroidery

Antique Chinese Embroidery Cap Panel – roughly 7 inches tall. Click to view more images.     jm June 2015 Daily Art Fix – Antique Chinese Embroidery

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sunwash for the Wool Artworks

Flooding them with rays of the complete solar spectrum including ultraviolet & infrared spectrum that the micro-residents of wool-land finf fatal! Today it is  the turn of the beloved old … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Textiles in Antique Paintings

This depicts Description: Woodblock print nishiki-e, ôban format. Framed.Signed: Utamaro hitsu. Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô). Only several prints are known from this series “Twelve forms of women’s handiwork”, such as … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Persian Manuscript Covers

PAIR OF OLD PERSIAN PAINTED MANUSCRIPT BOOK COVER BINDINGS – LACQUERED PAPIER MACHE See more pictures here

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s weave with Silver today…. DAILY ART FIX

“Am tired of weaving with textile fibers – let’s weave with silver bits instead …” These might easily have been the words that led to the creation of this stunning … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Gorgeous Thirma Bagh 

  Who could have guessed that the base of the silk-floss embroidered wedding cloth from Punjab is white!! From the wovensouls collection. May 2015

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Dance of the Peacock

An amazing animal ornament in silver! See more pictures of this piece from the wovensouls collection here. jm May 2015

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Tile Art

Art in our surroundings: Somewhere in Chinatown, Singapore jm May 2015

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Tribal Silver with Blue Green Enamel

from the wovensouls collection jm May 2015

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Purpose of Art

Welcome to WOVENSOULS.COM jm April 2015 The Purpose of Art

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Vintage Embroidery

Large rectangular panels on Khaddar cloth embroidered with hand spun cotton thread & silk floss on stenciled cloth. Gujarat India.

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Dharaniyo from Gujarat

 

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Daily Art Fix : !850s Painting on Mica

The base material is fragile – yet some of these paintings have been preserved for over 150 years! Patronised by the imperial rulers – the East India Company – the … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Triangles of Passion – A Special Textile

A Bagh textile with a thousand triangles – created with love and passion

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love is Blind – Color-Blind | A Lesson in Love & Textile Art

When one studies and examines an object as often as one breathes, it is hard to be blind to its flaws. But yet, with a little insight & imagination, it … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art with a Message – Balinese Painting

So many messages – so much to interpret. In these paintings it is clearly known that there is a message being communicated. The Art is secondary – the message is … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Home Decor 6

An idea for decorating walls with Textile Art Framed Antique Patan Patola Sari as wall decor. View the Textile Artwork on Wovensouls wall decor, office decor, corporate decor, interiors, interior … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Banjara Pot Cushion from Odisha

Art from Daily Life among the Banjaras from Odisha.

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Traditional Sikkim Jewelry

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March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi … Garden of A Thousand Desires

A thousand desires – a thousand blooms … Rare green base in a Swat textile – the first ever in my experience! With silk so fine that it looks like … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Child Gives Birth to a Mother

When a child is born – so is the mother! *** Some women knit for their babies. Others embroider. And we have works of love being created, as the woman … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Antique Rajasthan Shawl – V&A Collection

Superb shawl from Sindh / Rajasthan from the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Early 20th century Collection of the late Mr Justice Feroze Nana, given to the … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Superfine Weft Warp Embroidery from Kohistan

Embroidery from the Kohistan people never fails to intrigue me. Someday I want to watch them do it. The Kohistani shawl has two separate layers that are stitched along one … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wool Art of a Different Type!

Camel Wool Art – found in Haryana & Rajasthan: A photo that came to me on Whatsapp advertising the Desert Festival in Bikaner, Rajasthan!

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s play with Elephants Today! – A Fairy Tale in a Textile!

“Let’s play with our elephants today” said one little girl to another. And the birds joined them at play on their unicycles made of flowers! But one little bird felt … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Yellow to Warm the Heart

A beautiful bag with beautiful colors found in an unexpected little shop! Getting a thorough Solar-cleansing in Goa’s hot sunshine! The back that tells the experts where this was woven. … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Buds of Gold

Kerala, Early 19th century Large Jai Buds Necklace that drapes the shoulders, Gold & Rubies. From the unpublished gold collection. view other pieces here. jm feb 2015

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Chamba Rumaal with Ramayana Scenes – MET museum collection

18th Century Rumal with Scenes from the Ramayana

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Valentine’s Motif in Textile Art

KISS OF TWO HEARTS motif in textile art for Valentine’s Day! From the magnificent antique Turban from the Swat Valley Celebrate! View the Swat Valley Gallery on Wovensouls.com here. jm … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Huqqa Mat – MET Museum

  Huqqa Mat ca. 1800 from the MET museum Click above to view the MET website

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Antique Tribal Textiles of Borneo

Presenting as Eye Candy – Tribal Textiles from several of the Dayak people of Borneo: ATB-205 ANTIQUE TRIBAL TEXTILE – IBAN BEADED SKIRT Click to get a larger dose of … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Home Decor 5

An idea for decorating walls with Textile Art Framed Bhutan Kira (Vintage on the left & Antique on the right)   jm  

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – Jain Victory Banner V&A museum

Year 1447 From Gujarat India http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O17102/victory-banner-unknown/ jm Jan 2015

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – Gujarat Embroidery

RUSTIC TRIBAL EMBROIDERY WITH GORGEOUS NATURAL COLORS ON COARSE HAND SPUN COTTON! JM. .

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – Wall Decor Ideas

Thirma Bagh Phulkari from the early-mid 1800s used as a centre piece in the contemporary minimalistic living room! View more photos of this rare & fantastic textile here jm Jan … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY ART FIX – Gujarat Textile Art

Vintage “Chakla / Chaakda” Wall artwork in the form of cotton embroidery. From Gujarat, India. [VTI-719 on the wovensouls website. ] jm Jan 2015

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beauty will ….

“Is it true, Prince, that you once said ‘beauty’ would save the world?” he cried loudly to them all, “the prince insists that beauty will save the world!” –-from THE … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Home Decor 4

Ideas for Interior Wall Art Decor Decorating with  an Heirloom Perak Headdress from Ladakh. To view Peraks visit the Jewelry Gallery of wovenouls.com jm Dec 2014

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Home Decor 2

Exploring new ideas for wall decor…

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Artwork A Day – Anatolyan Cicim Tent Divider

A question mark rug textile… any insights or clues?

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Pair of Door Panels

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October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Perak from Ladakh

The spectacular Turquoise Perak from Ladakh, India

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Amazing Vintage Debariya Embroidery from Kutch

Amazing Vintage Tribal Embroidery from Debariya Rabaris fo Kutch

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Vietnam Beaded Weaving

Antique Vietnam Sapa Beaded Woven Textile Skirt

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Rustic Theli from Gujarat

To be added on wovensouls.com soon

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – A Peacock Strolls to the Flower Patch

Antique Textile from Gujarat

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Swat Dowry Pillow Cover Embroidery

Antique Bridal Dowry Swat Embroidery

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Sungkit Weave of Borneo

Vintage Sungit Woven Skirt from Borneo

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – The Camel Caravan Odhana

The fantastic “Camel Caravan Odhana” from the Bishnoi community Rajasthan

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – The Marching Peacocks Odhana

Antique Textile from the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan – “The Marching-Peacocks Odhana”

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Batak Calendar

Antique Batak Calendar, Borneo

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Vietnam Beaded Weaving

Antique Vietnam Sapa Beaded Woven Textile Skirt

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Buddhist Textile Art

Vintage Buddhist Ikat Textile Art

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AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Tribal Embroidery

Vintage Tribal Embroidery from Kutch

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Gypsy Nomadic Coin Belt

Vintage Nomadic Gypsy Coin Belt

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Vintage Beaded Selvedge Kachin Textile

Vintage Tribal Textile with unusual Beaded Selvedge

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Home Decor -1

Decorating with Antique Art

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Bishnoi Textile Shawl

Antique Bishnoi Shawl Odhana Embroidery Art

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Rajasthan Embroidery

Antique Rajasthan Embroidery

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AN ARTWORK A DAY – Antique Rajasthan Painting

A Rajasthan Phad

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mystical Banjara Textiles

What does one get when the women of a social group have a strong intellect, happiness in their hearts and time on their hands? Art. Art that is used to … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Introducing The Swat & Kohistan Textiles Collection on Wovensouls.com

Introducing a small collection of textiles from a culture that is literally being extinguished by war. The silk embroidery of these textiles is as fine and delicate as their living … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intriguing Balinese Calendars – Palindon & Palelintangan

In a world with so many different cultures with divergent ideologies and beliefs, naturally there are as many ways to mark the passage of time and predict fortunes. I studied … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Antique Yao Head Cloth – 3-D weaving!

A close look at the end-bands of this Yao Head cloth (or shoulder cloth) reveals a 3-Dimensional visual that has been created intentionally! Worn by women on the head in … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

ANTIQUE NINGYO DOLLS

ANTIQUE JAPANESE NINGYO DOLLS Note the detail in the costumes and the detail on the faces. The two dots on the woman’s forehead are intriguing! jm Nov 2013

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spectacular Embroidery Art from the Patel Community of Kutch

  On all my trips to the Kutch, I have only seen 4 such saris. Motifs & Color that are similar to those from the North West Provinces – but … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

INTRICATE WOVEN ART OF BHUTAN

ANTIQUE BHUTAN KERA TEXTILE ART ANTIQUE KERA VINTAGE KERA (OR KIRA)     jm Oct 2013

November 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Antique Colonial-Era Saris

Two rare & unique saris from a bygone era. Rare because of their age. Unique because of the unique English motifs woven into the borders of the sari – woven … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is it Silk? Is it Wool? An Antique Dowry Rug

A challenge: Identify the material of this antique Qashqai dowry rug using just the visuals below: Is this a silk? Or is it a wool? Do leave your guesses in … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Rooband – The Tadjik Veil

What a fantastic word to describe the veil ROOH = Spirit or Soul BAND = Shut or closed For it is the the soul that must be captured, it is … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Antique Dragon Textile from Laos

Finely woven Dragon textile from Laos. From the ‘South East Asia’ Textiles gallery of the Wovensouls Collection circa 1930 jm Oct 2013

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The beauty of a Powerful Red Dragon

Of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the most powerful animal associated with a given year in the cycle of 12 years. Children born in the … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Large Heirloom Ladakhi Skeypuk Necklace

Made primarily of the much valued coral and the turquoise that is very popular in the region, This Skyepuk has a large Ghau amulet box encrusted with turquoise. A very … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Gorgeous Tampan Ship Cloth from Sumatra

A textile full of soul! From the Kota Agung region, Sumatra. Pre 1900s. A rare design in Tampans featuring a colonial Dutch ship and the associated ancestral tree. Note the … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

ANTIQUE CEREMONIAL CLOTH FROM SUMATRA

An old ancestral textile – circa 1850 – 1900 – a Tatibin – has now joined he WOVENSOULS collection. Time to celebrate! jm Oct 2013

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

FANTASTIC BAWAN BAGH PHULKARI – A WEDDING TEXTILE

A Bagh (phulkari) textile with 52 motifs created by the family as a canopy for the bride. Created by reverse embroidery!! Precision AND creativity! Art AND craft!! All while working … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Fantastic Skeypuk Jewelry of Himalayan Interiors

The mystery of how coral got to the Himalayas has many explanations yet the mind continues to meander into the past seeking confirmations. While the mind continues to thirst for … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

VINTAGE NAVRATRI COSTUMES GHAGRAS, CHANIYAS & DHOTIS

Vintage Odhnis, Skirts, Ghaagras and Chaniyas from Gujarat from the WOVENSOULS collection: Please view the complete collection at WOVENSOULS.COM Shipping will be from Singapore. JM Aug 2013 Save

August 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

WOVENSOULS | Antique Jewelry | Tribal and Ethnic

This page showcases some of the old tribal and ethnic collectible jewelry from the Wovensouls Collection. The art and the symbolism contained in tribal pieces is breathtaking. JM AUG 2013

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Jewelry | Himalayan and Tibetan

Showcased below are a few of the pieces from the Tibetan and Himalayan Gallery.

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Jewelry | Khmer Bronze

This page showcases some of the Khmer bronze jewelry from the Wovensouls Collection. These pieces from the 11th-13th century are intriguingly heavy pieces. View the complete set with detailed images … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Jewelry | Silver

This page showcases some of the old silver collectible jewelry from the Wovensouls Collection.  The diversity of style and form in silver is certain to please even the mature collector. … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | Hilltribes

To view all the items in the WOVENSOULS gallery of textiles, jewelry and art, please click here.

July 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | Tibet & Himalayas

This page showcases some of the Tibetan & Himalayan textiles from the Wovensouls Collection. To view  the dozen or so assets  please visit WOVENSOULS.com linked here.   jm July 2013  

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | Borneo

This page is a showcase and some of the best Dayak textiles of Borneo from the Wovensouls Collection have been displayed here. To view the detailed images please visit WOVENSOULS.com … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | Persian Rugs

This page showcases rugs from the Wovensouls Collection. To view the detailed images please visit WOVENSOULS.com linked here.   Prices may be requested from jaina@wovensouls.com. To view the detailed images or … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | India

This page is a showcase and some of the best Indian textiles from the Wovensouls Collection have been displayed here. To view the detailed images please visit WOVENSOULS.com linked here.   … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | South Asia

This page showcases some of the Tibetan & Himalayan textiles from the Wovensouls Collection. To view  the dozen or so assets  please visit WOVENSOULS.com linked here.   These are just a … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

AN ARTWORK A DAY – Central Asian Skull Cap

To be added soon to wovensouls.com

January 1, 1970 · Leave a comment

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