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Welcoming Laxmi & Vishnu

Just look at the great detail in their textiles and ornaments! The goddess’s skirt – Sampot?   And the male costume:   And all the ornaments! In one of my … Continue reading

May 22, 2019 · 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

The Charm of a Small Town – Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Until my ship sailed to Sihanoukville I did not even know that such a town existed. Cambodia is usually all about Angkor Wat and being the blind tourist that I … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 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

Textile Art of South East Asia at the Asian Civilsations Museum

An album from a forgotten visit in 2007 to the Asian Civilisations Museum …. taken with a camera I do not even remember. A photography experience that probably made me … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Threads of Khmer History – a ‘Warped’ look at the Temples of Angkor

History of textile art & adornments from Angkor Wat

February 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cambodian Ikat Weaves

From the textiles of Angkor Wat we move to the 19th century where we find documentation by colonial rulers about Khmer textiles. Fourteen religious paintings on cotton cloth, suspended vertically … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · 1 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

Alternate Sexuality Traditions – 1, The Khmers

PREFACE This is a collection of readings from various sources. Each article throws some light on alternative social systems. They intrigue because they are different from models known to me … Continue reading

August 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

The children at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Two decades ago, through Somserset Maughm’s books the desire to visit Angkor Wat was born. I finally made that trip in 2008. There is much to write about Cambodia – … Continue reading

August 14, 2010

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