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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #1
Yohann Gissinger
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
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Default Fleurs de lys arabesques in a rug

Hello to all,

Pierre, the field design of the rug represented fig.69 reminds me some architectural ornamention and tiles* forms and colors (*once again) we can find in the Alhambra Palace in Granada (Spain). The repetitive ornamentation in the field has some outlines evocating a repeated simplified "fleur de lys".

Unfortunately, I didn't find any picture of a similar rug, but there's no doubt this representation match perfectly with the "spanish" islamic/muslim taste of this period.

To illustate my thought, please, have a look at the following pictures taken in the Alhambra palace.

and also have a look at the follwing link for the typical colors and visual effect of the tiles on the Alhambra walls, in a similar maner than the rug illustrated fig.69:


Best regards,

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