Guides to Antique Textiles, Jewelry & Folk Art

About Wovensouls
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These guides have been put together with a novice student of textile art in mind.
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Several short guide notes have been put together, each addressing a unique subject.
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All the notes reflect my personal views, my preferences and my knowledge (which will always be limited) on the subject.
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The notes are built on the basis of
- readings combined with remote studies of museum archived pieces
- first-hand handling of numerous antique pieces
- discussions with dealers and sometimes users of the cultural artifacts
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Guide 101 - The Process of Selecting an Artwork
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Guide 102 - Age of the Artwork
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Guide 103 - Condition of the Artwork
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Guide 104 - Provenance of the Artwork
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Guide 105 - Construction of the Material
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Guide 111 - A Note on the Classification of Antique Phulkari Shawls from Punjab
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Guide 201 - Antiques As Art - Ideas for Interior Decor
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Following to be published in due course:
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Guide 112 - What to look for in an Antique Rajasthani Textile
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Guide 113 - What to look for in an Embroidery from Kutch Gujarat
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Guide 114 - What to look for in an Antique Sumatra Tampan Ship Cloth
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Guide 115 - What to look for in an Antique Banjara Textile
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Guide 116 - What to look for in Antique Persian / Caucasian Rug
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Guide 117 - What to look for in an Antique Cantonese Manila Manton
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Guide 118 - What to look for in an Antique Swat Valley Shawls & Textiles
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Guide 121 - What to look for in a Dayak baby Carrier
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Guide 112 - What to look for in Antique Indian Silver jewelry
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Guide 123 - What to look for in Antique Ladakhi Turquoise Jewelry
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More in due course