NAZARLI is a company I set up recentely. NAZARLI offers you stylish, elegant, simple interior decor items designed with respect to Islamic artistic tradition.
So I start with handmade decorative plates. High quality tableware made in England is on its way. Then it is going to be hand printed home textiles and lighting. Really looking forward to it and very excited! Hope you too)))))))
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 ->
Made some sketches on African theme. Don’t know how to use them for textile design yet, need to wait for some enlightment.
Original African textile designs are simple and have a sense of rythm. Tribal culture in general is very much based on ‘rythm’, probably reflecting a heartbeating. Have a look on my African textils collection on http://www.pinterest.com/marinaalin/african-textils/ if you’re interested.
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 →
Tile decoration of mosques always looks like a carpet for me. Painted with biomorphic design tiles symbolise Paradise. Square tile pieces, usually small, when put toghether form a patterm that remind me of rugs, or kilims. Being fasinated with the decoration … Continue reading →
English parks are magnificent. Public and large, cozy and private, I like them all. Best places for walks, contemplation, making sketches, watching and feeding squirrels (a must!), admiration of oaks and planetrees. And a perfect lawn! I draw my own English park. … Continue reading →
In Arabic cut-tile work is called Zillij. This work I made on the 2nd year of my Masters and it is a copy of a zillij panel in the Jame Mosque of Yazd (built in 1330-1365 AD). Zillij is basically … Continue reading →
Travelled to Sardinia last month. Such a wonderful ceramics they have! Colours are either bright blue and terracota or pale blue, pink and green on white background. Motifs – mostly sealife, folk birds and figures that can also be found … Continue reading →
These flowers are actually Uzbek. My friend asked me to draw a flower, probably a poppy, from an embroidered fabrics she liked very much. I made it in Illustrator. Figured out how to place flowers within a square, then realised … Continue reading →
I like carpets, because I like sitting and laying on the floor. It’s so natural, you cannot fall down from the floor)))) Carpet cultures are always very warm and welcoming, and carpet colours are bright and vivid like flowers in … Continue reading →
Came across a picture of a lovely plate made by Islamic masters of Mawarannahr in 10th century. Most likely the flowers depicted were roses because of a tiny spiral in the middle. I like roses and they remind me of English gardens. So I draw the bouquet motif in Illustrator and used my English garden colour palette. As a result I’ve got a design for, lets say a wallpaper, and a couple of border designs.
This is the first post of this blog. Basicly, it’s a test:) On the photo below is a work by Kitmir atelier created by Grand Dutches of Russia Maria Pavlovna (1890-1958), whose life inspired me to change my way from ecomonics to art and design.