The Textile Blog: The Influence of Islamic Decoration on the Victorian

Vintage Driftwood: Decorative wall tiling from Qasr Radwan, Cairo, produced in the century

Motif

Love the half circle/flower (the border is nice too) bc it reminds me of a camera aperture. I also like how it's just showing half of the image, like you'd have to imagine or guess the rest.

From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867. Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.

From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.

Chinese Pattern

From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.

Turkish fabric, 16th century

Loom width with floral and tiger–stripe design, century Turkey, Bursa Silk, metal–wrapped thread;

Floriated ornament, a series of thirty-one designs, 1849 - Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

Augustus Pugin was the first to rediscover in Gothic art the principle of a close union between art, craftsmanship and technique. His main treatises of architecture and decoration, such as 'Floriated Ornament'


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