Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Neo-Iranian Carpet Design
I did quite a few carpet designs for my Persian exile friend. They are built from repeating patterns which CorelDraw is very good at doing. The designs on all my carpet patterns are derived from authentic ancient Persian ornament. The colors, though, are arbitrary as not enough material has survived from ancient times to give that information. I chose to use neutralized and warmed-up colors rather than the bright hues which you often see on modern rugs. Someone has suggested to me that this would make a nice afghan pattern and I agree, these would be good crochet squares. I can retrieve the original square pattern from this one and send a crafter the design in a larger scale format.
CorelDraw 12, retrieved from my old files, about year 2000 CE. Click for larger view.