Friday, January 15, 2016

Neo-Persian Empire carpet design

The ancient Persian Empire lives on in my old designs for neo-Persian carpets. All of these elements, except perhaps the central gold flower tracery which is from later, Islamic history, are derived from authentic ornamentation. The round rosettes actually come from pre-Persian, Assyrian designs, and were borrowed and used by the later empires. CorelDraw is used by textile designers because it is so easy to build and repeat elements. The colors are arbitrary as with all of my carpet designs here but I try to use slightly faded colors which would look antique.

CorelDraw rescued on Cintiq, about 1999 or 2000.

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