About Wovensouls

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The Art of Vanishing Cultures
created by men and women long ago
came into my life in the late 1990s
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The aesthetic, the technical craft and more importantly
the cultural stories of usage embedded within them
held an irresistible appeal
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And so I acquired them - one artwork at a time - with the idea of living with them forever.

Over the years the collection grew

and my children grew up surrounded by a visual feast!

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However, upon turning 50, I realised that these artworks have a much longer life than I.

I am only their temporary custodian.

And I have the responsibility of ensuring a long healthy life for each.

So the online gallery WOVENSOULS was born.

Through this website I have been passing on some of these beloved timeless treasures to other loving homes.

In the meanwhile I have also begun working on a micro projects to prevent the extinction of textile art traditions in 2 small communities. With that maybe, the textile art skill will live for at least one more generation.

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Art - the type held in traditional antique pieces -

has been the world in which I  refresh myself.

The joys that come from studying the details of the artwork during photography or the ethnographic migration fact that I stumble upon as I compare motifs of artworks from unconnected origins or learning about the latest technology as I improve this website  everyday -

are joys that won't let me sleep and make me want to rise ever morning and rush to my laptop!

 And so in many ways,  I manage all aspects of WOVENSOULS myself.

I enjoy sharing this beauty online and in most part this is a

"SVANTUH SUKHAAYE" endeavour

(sanskrit for fulfilment of fthe self).

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LINK TO THE BLOG

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LINK TO THE ASTITVA MICRO-PROJECT FOR TEXTILE ART PRESERVATION

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Jaina Mishra
MENSA member
MBA
B.Sc. (Physics)

Singapore 

jaina@wovensouls.com

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