Sometimes the beauty contained within a subject is so deep and limitless that the soul is never satisfied no matter how long one beholds it. There is always one more angle, one more view that is waiting to be discovered! One could sit for hours doing nothing other than soaking in the parts and the whole.\nOne such object of beauty is presented below: An exquisitely woven, perfectly preserved\u00a0 textile meant to be used as a headcloth by Batak Shamans.\n\n\n\n\nThe Selvedge weaving in the end-panels\n\n\n\nThe Back \u2013 where the maroon & the black are completely invisible\n\n\nThese dozen photos are not enough to showcase all of its elements \u2013 even a dozen more might not suffice!\n\nThe Main Body of the textile\n\nA closer look reveals rows of interlaced diamonds \u2026\n\nAnd a closer look still reveals that the diamonds at the centre are larger than the diamonds towards the edges of the textile.\n\nWho was the mind that conceived & created this complex work of art!!\nWithout any tools of CAD-CAM \u2013 and only a rustic loom made of wood to assist the imagination.\nSalute to that Batak genius!!\nThis is part of the WOVENSOULS collection and more images may be seen here.\njm\nJune 2016\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nThe post Salute the Batak Textile Weaver\u2019s Genius! appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.