Ria Mishaal from Arcana wrapped in Wild Oak blanket holding an oak leaf



Welcome, I am Ria. My passion for nature has always been my artistic fuel, leading me to found Arcana in 2022, with a mission to deepen our connection to nature through art. With previous careers in science and photography, I knew I wanted to create art with a story, one that encouraged a personal connection to nature in the everyday. This is Arcana: a marriage of art and natural history, woven into heirloom textiles for you to treasure and transform your home.

The story behind the business
Meet Arcana

My collections are infused with the 3 things I am most passionate about: nature, education and art. The art I create tells real natural world stories, and I believe in the power of bringing beauty and depth to the things we use every day. I wanted to create something that wasn’t just pretty but purposeful. The intricacy and the artwork has been designed to show the depth and distinction behind each species.

My first signature product was my heirloom woven recycled cotton blankets that promote nature connectedness by featuring species-accurate artwork. Every blanket comes with a Nature Connection Guide, which gives educational information about the species and ecosystem in each design. My second signature product - Wildlore Gallery Patches - are gift-able, collectible miniature works of art that tell the story of species symbolic in cultures around the world, intended to embellish your every day and bring the beauty of nature into your world.

Arcana means ‘secrets or mysteries’. It is a word that entered the English language at the start of the Renaissance, and it was often used in reference to the physical and spiritual worlds, and sometimes in reference to specialised knowledge. To me, it represents the ‘secrets of nature’, the magical mixture of science and meaning which underpins the brand.

founder Credentials

  • Asian Owned Business
  • Female Founded Business


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