0

Your Cart is Empty

Love is Blind – Color-Blind | A Lesson in Love & Textile Art

March 27, 2015 2 min read

When one studies and examines an object as often as one breathes, it is hard to be blind to its flaws.

But yet, with a little insight & imagination, it is possible to step beyond the flaws and focus on other aspects of the object.

And then, the beauty of the object reveals itself.

**

I came across a piece recently that had faded with age and I cried for the colors that have abandoned the cloth.

But the patterns the motifs were pretty and attracted me and stayed on my mind.

It took patience and drive to keep digging through the surface dust that said – ‘this is worthless’. After all the diamond that *might* lie beneath may just be a stone ….

It took me awhile to decide between rejecting it for the colors and accepting it for its pattern. Finally with some reluctance, I accepted it.

**

Today whilst working on the photos, in a moment of unexpected ingenuity, I converted the photo to Black & White to eliminate the color that was its major flaw.

And WHAT a transformation!

The visual takes my breath away. I could finally *see* only the patterns to which I was attracted in the first place. No more distraction from the faded color. Just a pure vision of its beauty!

Presenting belowis the object that taught me this lesson of love:

An antique cotton Shekhawati Odhana from the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan embroidered all over.

OLD BISHNOI WEDDING SHAWL FROM SHEKHAWAT RAJASTHAN

BW ATI-758 SHEKHWATI ODHANA SHAWL TEXTILE RAJASTHAN 13

What a stunner! What a work of Art!

And to think that I almost rejected it!

Sometimes love needs to be blind!

jm

March 2014

 

 

 

The post Love is Blind – Color-Blind | A Lesson in Love & Textile Art appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.



Also in Wovensouls Blog on Textile Art, Ethnic Jewelry, Folk Paintings & Manuscripts

Himalayan Art – Crowns of the Buddhist Priests

January 06, 2022 2 min read

A decade ago I witnessed the Losar ceremonies over 3 days in Lingdum monastery in Sikkim. Witnessing the head priest leading the group of monks and young novitiates through the … Continue reading
The Circle of Life ~ Antique Kantha Motif

January 04, 2022 1 min read

CIRCLE OF LIFE Welcoming a new cycle … A fresh year, a clean slate ….a new beginning. Let’s move on, let’s leave behind the old, let’s make more memories, let’s … Continue reading
Season’s Greetings

December 22, 2021 1 min read

Wishing you a thousand desires… …. and the fulfillment of many! *** jaina mishra wovensouls.com