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|Arabesque Octet Mosaic Motif|
Actual size: .5 in x .5 in*
(Postage added to order handling fee $0.05)A pattern representative of typical patterns found on mosaic tiles from the middle east and near east.
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Arabesque is a style of decoration characterized by interlacing plant forms and abstract curvilinear motifs. It is typical of Islamic ornamentation from c. 1000.
In the eighth century, Chinese ceramics made their way into the Middle East. The influence of Chinese pottery is also confirmed in traditional blue-and-white color scheme. However, in the 16th century color choices expanded to include: various hues of blue and white background, blue hues and turquoise n a while background, and the most common is black, green, blue, turquoise and red on a white background.
These motifs are stylized, mostly symmetrical and symbolic. Often designs will include a combination of geometric designs along with flora and fauna.
The word was first used in the 15th or 16th century when Europeans became interested in the Islamic arts, but the motif itself was derived from Hellenistic craftsmen in Asia Minor. Arabesques were also applied to the decoration of illuminated manuscripts, walls, furniture, metalwork, pottery, stonework, majolica, and tapestry from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
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