Textiles in Art

Image courtesy Jay Shankar, Puppet may be seen at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore

Two delightful artworks  stumbled upon yesterday:

Delightful works of art offering terrific views into the textiles of another space-time point.

1. LEATHER PUPPETS OF SOUTH INDIA

The extremely smart sari-blouse combinations seen in the leather puppets below could easily give the fashion designers of today a run for their money.

Image courtesy Jay Shankar, Puppet may be seen at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore

Image courtesy Jay Shankar, taken at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore

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An Offering of Art for Goddes Durga - Madhubani Painting from Mithila

An Offering of Art for Goddes Durga – Madhubani Painting from Mithila

VINTAGE DURGA MADHUBAI MITHILA PAINTING

A vintage Madhubani painting from Mithila depicting several forms of Goddess Durga

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VINTAGE DURGA MADHUBAI MITHILA PAINTING

VINTAGE DURGA MADHUBAI MITHILA PAINTING

Drawn using a pen-type instrument with clean strokes, this painting is about 30-40 years old.

A totally new type of art tp which I have not been exposed much!

On sale on Ebay here.

jm

Aug 2014

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Auctions of Interest

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Some beautiful pieces that caught my eye in the upcoming auctions:

1.Miniature Painting, Rajasthan | Treasures of Asia | Auctionata | Sept 4th, 2014

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2. India, photographs – Indian textiles and costumes | Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts |
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A feast for textile & art lovers!

jm

Aug 2014

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Govinda Ala Re at Janmashtami - an Indian Miniature Painting

Indian Miniature Painting, Rajasthan

It is Janmashtami again!

And to honor Krishna, his love for home-made butter and his theft from the homes of neighboring Gopis, communities in many cities will put up the “matki’ or clay pot filled with butter & other rewards. Hung at the height of several storeys between two buildings, the rewards tempt groups of young men to form human pyramids and break the matki.

by Anupama Kinagi

by Anupama Kinagi

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Happy Birthday India!

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India celebrates it’s Independence Day today.

In the grand scheme of India’s long history, a few centuries under the British rule and then subsequent independence therefrom is not that big of a slice of time.

But the reason it is so celebrated is that before the British came India was never a single administrative entity. There were Kings and Kingdoms prior to the arrival to the White Sahibs from…

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Life in Japan 1900s

Life in Japan 1900s

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Hand colored photos from Japan 1890 – 1905 offer a glimpse into a completely different culture that is rarely seen in Japan today!

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c$_57Raincoats of this type (made of straw) are also seen in North-East India.

Interesting to view cultural history through old photos!

jm

Aug 2014

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Jatripatti - Antique Traditional Paintings of Puri, Odisha

Jatripatti – Antique Traditional Paintings of Puri, Odisha

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This style of painting that has a subject focus of the temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri, India, is now extinct unfortunately.

Hindus have four important pilgrimage spots -known as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ that a devout Hindu ought to visit during his lifetime. The Jagannath temple of Puri is one of them.

“Jatripattis” – religious souvenirs of the kind that were given to the pilgrims who visited Jagannath…

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Paintings of The Opium Trade - India, 1850s

Paintings of The Opium Trade – India, 1850s

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I would certainly never have known the in-depth history of any region so far removed from my geo-location, were it not for the art that carries within it stories from beyond.

A glimpse into the world of Opium Trade of Patna, 1850s, through Company School Paintings created in Gouache on Mica.

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Textile Subjects in Indian Miniature Paintings

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Recently came across these miniatures on the internet:

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Men and women block-printing a textile Tehri-Garhwal, circa 1870
Sold at Bonhams Auction 2007

I hope to find more and add them here in the future!

If you find any others, please add!

jainamishra

Aug 2014

 

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WOVENSOULS Facebook Page - Antique Textiles News & Gallery Updates

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For updates to the Wovensouls collection and textile art news please visit

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Do comment and add your observations about the works of art posted on the page!

jaina mishra

July 2014

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