Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery

An Auction to Watch – Maharajahs & Mughal Magnificence at Christie’s

Described as “Living History in your hands” the jewels of Indian monarchs are from a different world! A watch-only auction for me… I am curious to find out how much … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hybrid Manuscript Paintings

A few weeks ago the surprise of hybrid paintings had already stung me when I saw a  Hindu manuscript with illuminated paintings scripted in Gurmukhi. (Link to Gallery Store) My … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Jehangir Spinel

Owned and bequeathed by Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb this amazing Spinel is now in the ┬áVictoria & Albert museum in London. Surprisingly it has been described by the V&A … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Wine Cup of Emperor Shah Jahan

Emperor Shah Jahan’s wine cup: Am still confused about the way it is to be used as a cup for drinking …  It is probably cups like these that inspired … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment


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

Book of the Month – April 2015

The last book I picked up – a world bestseller – did not hold my attention. I had to drop it half way. My teachers used to say we must … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daggers in the Heart – Textile Art to die for!

The Ain-i Akbari manuscript, a part of the Akbarnama volumes written by Abu’l-Fazl in 1621 documents various weapons used in the Mughal era. Among the weapons described is the Jamdhar … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Salar Jung Museum – The Mughal Glass Collection

Mughal Glass constitutes a very prominent landmark in the history of glass in India. Under the reign of Akbar glass factories flourished but the best examples of Mughal glass were … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment


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