Design Figurative from Nature

Design Figurative from Nature

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Slide-Show: Designs form nature e.g. a palm treee

Examples of Figurative designs from nature in the slide-show are:

a) Palm Motifs

b) Floral e.g. Rose

c) Shell imprint (pattern copied by using a shell as a moult for casting silver to make belt buckles d)

d) Animals like birds, hare, lions and elephants

e) Fishes

 

Subject:  Design Figurative from Nature

Origin:

  • Use of animals like birds elephants indicate a strong Persian or Indian influence or origin
  •  The use of fishes in a perpetual (circular) movement typically indicates Chinese influence (see Chinese porcelain plates of 17/18th century)
References:
  1. Craft heritage of Oman
  2. Athman H. Athman stules of Swahili carving page 47 1996 11-29
  3. Ruth Hawley Omani Silver, Longman, London
  4. The National Museum Sultanate of Oman Highlights, published by Scala Arts & Heritage London 2016 page 51 Jewellery in Arabesque style.