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
And while real rural India wears gorgeous clothes as daily wear, in urban India I am wearing blue jeans… Sigh! jm December 2018
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
Amazing Ethnic Art worn by a very small minority group in Guizhou China. Asset 228 on WOVENSOULS.COM Enjoy the Visual Feast!
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
Looking good? Antique Sarkoy kilim now adding color to the sofa! Jm April 2018
A pair of Chaakla Decorative Textiles from Gujarat with rare golden mirrors Asset 152 on WOVENSOULS.COM
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Daily Art Fix – motif on an amazing wearable antique cantonese shawl! ❤️
A gift for the Emperor ….depicted in silk in the late 1800s. So delicious …. Feasting on the art is so soul satisfying! sigh!
…to hold & behold art from the past! Seen in a casual corner in the lobby of Regency Hotel, Singapore.
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
Exploring an antique Buddhist manuscript from Burma, dated 1874
Majestic head lama performing Losar ceremonies at a monastery in Sikkim – where Life and Art are inextricably braided into one!!
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
Daily Art Fix – Art for Fun … Beautiful Game Board from 16th century Gujarat on display at the Met Museum, NYC
A million beads strung together to create a large artwork! From the Peranakan Museum, Singapore
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
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
16th / 17th century (perhaps Nuremberg) Strongbox with amazing locking mechanism! At the Met Museum, New York Jm June 2016
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
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
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
A stunning festive weaving from pre-1900 Sumatra
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
A Work of Art from a genius.
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Photograph of Silver Carriage for Rajput Women, Princely state of Baroda, 1895. !!! Save
Heavy Silent Jhanjhar from Maharashtra, Early 1900s The latest addition to the Wovensouls collection Read more about Payal Traditions here. jm Oct 2015.
Old Pouch Gabchi with fine embroidery and applique work from the Banjara tribe, South India
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
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
A Rare Bawan Bagh Phulkari Textile jm July 2015
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
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
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
The Art is simple – but the craft is complex and stunning: More pictures on this page of wovensouls.com
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
Click to view more images on WOVENSOULS.COM Daily Art Fix – Antique Dayak Fertility Necklace jm June 2015