We see thousands of different images a day and ourselves snap dozens – with smart phones enabling us to be our own art directors – and yet the unplanned, un-posed and impulsive photo is something we rarely appreciate. Selfies reign supreme. Similarly when we go to a photography exhibition we half expect there to be some grand, […]View Post »
On August 21st, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.
“Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day’s journey and difficult to reach.” – One Thousand and One Nights The enchanted carpet: capable of whisking […]View Post »
Guest blog post by Nickie Shobeiry Take a stroll through a Turkish bazaar, and you’re sure to see Evil Eye – or ‘Nazar’ – amulets. Created to protect its wearer from ill will caused by jealousy, these deep-blue talismans are hung everywhere from doorways to car mirrors, and can even be found on trees. They are […]View Post »
This summer, once again, the Paper Biennial is submerging Museum Rijswijk in the multifaceted world of paper. Since 1996 Museum Rijswijk has been hosting state-of-the-art, international paper art, every two years. Every year is different because contemporary art is constantly evolving. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 edition is focused on larger installations, but the craftsmanship […]View Post »
Guest blog post by Anandi Paliwal of the site www.marigolddiary.com Kantha is an embroidery done on ‘muslin’ or silk, practised by Bangladeshi, Bengali and Odissi women. Earlier traditional embroidery of each region, revealed their caste, status or the village of its origin through its stitches and designs. For example, the Hindu ladies chose religious motifs, various birds and beasts like […]View Post »