Historic Design Motifs: There are recurring motifs in textile, architecture, tombs, and artifacts that we have seen through our lifetimes, and we are so used to them that we pass them by without a thought. Many of these motifs have long and complicated histories spanning time and straddling nations. An understanding of these is to understand culture and anthropology, and it is especially vital to craft.
In earlier blogs, we have discussed the Paisley and the Cypress, arguably two of the most important. Today, let us look at a few more, perhaps less known but equally historical. (more…)