The Evolution of Style : Vegetal Patterns


Islamic Vegetal Patterns employed alone or in combination with the other major types of ornament—calligraphy, geometric pattern, and figural representation—adorn a vast number of buildings, manuscripts, objects, and textiles, produced throughout the Islamic world.

Iznik is a name of a town in western Anatolia, Turkey famous for its production of colorful pottery and tiles with floral motifs

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This is a Saz-style panel of Iznik pottery now being displayed in the Louvre, France. It seems that the Iznik tile artisans while taking their inspirations from floral and vegetal motifs, they also took their patterns from peacock feathers.
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Drew Tal, “Regret”

“We can have all the available means of communication in the world, but nothing, absolutely nothing takes the place of the human look.”
-Paulo Coelho, Manual of the Warrior of Light, 1997

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The Veil Illuminated : Drew Tal, “Regret” (left) and “Tell No One (right).
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