Monday, January 25, 2016

Elaborate Neo-Iranian Design

Some of the designs I did for my Persian contact were highly detailed and elaborate. Persian craftsmen can reproduce designs far more complex than this one. Nowadays they use computers to plot out every pixel but in ancient times they knotted the pattern in one bit at a time. In fact the ancient world's carpets and mosaics were early examples of "pixel" visuals rather than paintings or dyed fabrics or embroidery. In this one I used only motifs from the ancient Near East including stylized flowers and marching lions. I'd love to see these designs of mine made into real rugs but that never happened.

CorelDraw, about 2000 neo-Persian millennium. Click for larger view.

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