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The Gilded Glory of The Peacock Room

The Gilded Glory of The Peacock Room

A wealthy patron tasked his talented architect to create a special space to showcase his prized collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain and an Asian-inspired canvas masterpiece. These are the humble beginnings of an epic story involving wealth, artistry, ...

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Japanese Obi: Woven Treasures of Japan

Japanese Obi: Woven Treasures of Japan

Image: Tansu LLC Japanese obis are wide fabric sashes, usually woven in silk and worn with a Japanese kimono. When worn, an obi is a long, elaborately layered and folded piece of fabric. The Washington, DC Textile Museum display in the ...

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East Meets West: Asian Inspired Interiors

East Meets West: Asian Inspired Interiors

Eastern-style frescoes featured in Walls Every month on Paint + Pattern, we showcase a particular country or continent whose history and style impact global design on a daily basis. We also offer the haute-est ways you can incorporate these styles ...

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The Gorgeous Woodworking Patterns of India

The Gorgeous Woodworking Patterns of India

India has a varying spectrum of architectural styles which reflect culture, lifestyle and even climate differences. This wide range includes not only the palaces but also the houseboats and contemporary dwellings of the modern era. A prized aspect of India’s ...

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Chikankari: A Traditional Indian Embroidery Style

Chikankari: A Traditional Indian Embroidery Style

India is known for its diverse craft and embroidery styles that are distinctly different in each state and region. The skill level required for many of these crafts is inherited over generations and perfected over a lifetime. Chikankari embroidery is one ...

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The Sacred Murals of Sarnath, India

The Sacred Murals of Sarnath, India

Have you ever had a project take over your life completely? Artist Kaveri Singh found herself in this very situation – and emerged with an incredible, transformative experience. An autodidact, Kaveri was born and raised in India and has been ...

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