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

Antique Painted Wood Furnishings!

I was introduced to a whole new world of art – painted wood furnishings from Persia!

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Is it Silk? Is it Wool? An Antique Dowry Rug

A challenge: Identify the material of this antique Qashqai dowry rug using just the visuals below: Is this a silk? Or is it a wool? Do leave your guesses in … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Antique Prayer Rugs

On the occasion of Ramzan Id, a day on which I have enjoyed Biryani and Sewaiyan from the homes of my neighbours and friends growing up in Mumbai – a … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Antique Persian Afshar Bird Rug – what was she thinking?

Woven by tribal women, during the course of their day, after taking care of their household and their family, this category of Persian rugs  is a source of stimulation. So … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Lifestyle of the Qashqai tribe

A few lifestyle videos of the Qashqai Images of the beautiful Qashqai people Music Folk Dance Daily Life Rug Creation Rugs from the Qashqai usually have their signature on them … Continue reading

November 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

The ‘Buraq’ in Art

‘The Buraq’ –  a mythological steed with many amazing qualities has been the subject of artists for years. With its range of footsteps equalling its range of vision, the Buraq … Continue reading

August 20, 2010 · Leave a comment


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