I normally lurk here, but images like these inspire me to loquacity.One of my favorite parts of Mughal art in India is jalis - the repeating geometric carved screens (wood or stone) that serve both to reveal and obscure, and of course aid in ventilation in addition to providing ornamentation.I recently bought a blackwork pattern to try and capture that.http://www.blackworkjourney.co.uk/images/500/CH0111%20Eastern%20Magic%20500.jpg Of course, added obsession resulted from my repeated travels to Turkey, with the incredible interlocking geometric patterns everywhere. I actually flattened a couple of Kleenex boxes that had typical Turkish patterns on it - one the stylized tulips and carnations in typical Iznik fashion and colors, and the other the expansion of this geometric pattern.http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get2/I00006Na_GlYcdU8/fit=1000x750/Pattern-anpib0007.jpg
Thanks for sharing, Sivani! Those are beautiful patterns, and I have a particular fondness for Iznik work. Sadly I never made it to Iznik, but one day I hope to still.I've been really taken by the patterns here in Rabat, and hopefully soon (once work dies down a bit) I can make it out to other parts of Morocco to see what other patterns and colours I can find.
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