Spirals in nature

Celebrating spirals!  Flowers, plants, snails, shells, broccoli, pine cones ->

Aloe polyphylla by J Brew - cc license

Aloe polyphylla by J Brew – cc license

Broccoli by Jon Sullivan - cc license

Broccoli by Jon Sullivan – cc license

Aloe polyphylla spiral by Just chaos - cc license

Aloe polyphylla spiral by Just chaos – cc license

Aloe polyphylla by brewbooks - cc license

Aloe polyphylla by brewbooks – cc license

Nautilus Cutaway Logarithmic Spiral by Chris 73 Wikimedia Commons - cc license

Nautilus Cutaway Logarithmic Spiral by Chris 73 Wikimedia Commons – cc license

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Tiles from Egypt

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Came across a collection of delicate Egyptian tiles of 12-14th century. Love the colour palette! They remind me of mosques decoration in Damascus.  Probably the same period of history.  Source – Metropolitan museum of art, New York. 8 lovely pieces ->Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_6Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_5 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_4 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_2 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_3 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_7 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met_1 Tile, 12th–14th century, Egypt, Met

 

Go wavy. Scallop design story

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Mosaic floor from Tunisia, showing Medusa in the center.  Mosaic fragment  from Antakya Archeological Museum, Turkey, 3rd century A.D. Patterns of both pieces are based on the shape of the ‘scallop’ and the design was widespread in Roman and Byzantine … Continue reading