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

Butterflies of Indonesia

And just when I thought I was done with the lessons in the Fauna of lovely Indonesia, along comes another Batik that showcases the butterflies of the islands: And the … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Birds of Indonesia

So someone said ‘why only talk talk about art always’ …. So let’s change the track a bit for today and talk about birds! I spent an hour this afternoon … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Before the Blue Jeans came along…

My world seemed mighty impressed with the concept of ‘blue jeans’ when they came along in the 1970s. Everyone had to have a pair. But before that, much much before … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – from Gujarat again!

Late 14th–early 15th century printed textile – Gujarat! Met Museum Celebrate Gujarat!! Feb 2018 jaina mishra| wovensouls View more exquisite antique textiles and more on

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Double Sided Ajrakh Print

No words needed! {but will say some anyway!) The feature that makes this a masterpiece is the ‘double-sided print’. Both the front and the back have prints that are identical … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daily Art Fix – Ceremonial Sumatra Weaving

A stunning festive weaving from pre-1900 Sumatra

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Craft of the Kalamkari of South India

Kalamkari – literally meaning ‘pen craft’ [ Kalam = pen in Urdu]Β  involving painting and printing on cloth with natural dyes. Styles of Kalamkari Art The art is an ancient … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 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


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