Have you ever had something you liked but didn\u2019t quite notice fully.\nAnd then one day, some details that you were blind earlier suddenly enter your consciousness and take your breath away?\nThis happens to me quite often.\nWhy this happens I have no idea but it is certainly beneficial.\nLong after a piece has joined my collection after a while the thrill of the acquisition wanes and slowly, with the passage of time and occurrence of other events, the piece gets pushed to the back of the mind. Other exciting pieces come along entice one\u2019s attention and the previous piece becomes one of the many in the store.\nBut suddenly some circumstance prevails and the piece comes out of the store. And the eyes and the soul delight in its beauty one more time. It is time to fall in love with the same piece for the second time. This, I see as a fortunate revival as I can spend many more hours delighting in it without the pains of pursuit &\u00a0 purchase.\nSo here is a piece that took my breath away for the second time.\nThe peacock blue silk. Blue?? I thought to myself \u2013 in all of my time spent with this category of textiles I did not remember coming across any blue silk. How pretty the blue was!\nThe surprise did not end there.\nThere was also an inscription in Gurmukhi.\nThe only phulkari that I have seen with blue. The only phulkari that I have seen that has a date inscribed onto it. 1887.\nAnd to think that I had allowed this piece to slip away from my attention!\nSome pictures of this unique bagh:\n\n\n \nIt is such a pleasure to receive unexpected dividends of pleasure from an earlier investment!\njm\nApril 2015\n[p.s. Am sure there are many more out there with inscriptions and with blue \u2026 this is just my \u2018beginner\u2019s experience that I am narrating here. Please share your knowledge and pictures if you have any with inscriptions etc. Thanks!]\n***\nMay 2015\nSteve Wallace has kindly sent in pictures of two outstanding phulkaris \u2013 one with an inscription and the other with blue \u2013 for our viewing pleasure!!\nThank you Steve.\nI have passed it on to friends to have the text read. We should have some answers soon. In the meanwhile enjoy the eye candy!\n\n \n \nSoooo enchanting!\nMay 2015\nThe post Unexpected Dividends of Pleasure | A Unique Phulkari appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.