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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 Came 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

Leaves of Autumn – A Visual Study of Kashmir Boteh

Autumn leaves from Kashmir…

September 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Wild Life

Living with wild animals – a red leopard with spots in two colors, a yellow-headed gazelle, a striped vulture and many many others – can be very stimulating. Lots of … Continue reading

September 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Forest Bathing at Sunrise

September 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the Kalianda Tampan Shipcloth

It gets very windy in Singapore. And things fall. And break. And this is how the glass of the frame on one of the best surviving Tampans, broke. Previously I … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

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