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 ->
My article ‘Baku – Arabesque in stone’ http://islamic-arts.org/2013/baku-arabesque-in-stone/
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.
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Text BY ANNIE WATERMAN | HandEye| JULY 21, 2011 Photo COURTESY OF JOHANNA PEREZ RAY The Textiles of the Mapuche. “We are part of nature, and nature is part of us.” More words and photos
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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