joliment sculptée

Alabaster work set in porcelain tiling at Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran. Looking closer at the threshold steps, that's not rust or wear causing the striping pattern but more polished alabaster or marble stones. Very beautiful!

Persian art


mosaic in various shades of blue. Details of a decorative ceramic mosaic panel, Congregational Mosque, Yazd, c.

William Morris wallpaper; actually looks like a tapestry!

Detail of Woodpecker tapestry designed by William Morris. (The complete tapestry has a border and inscription.) (Identification from Linda Parry: William Morris Textiles, New York, Viking Press, ISBN ) Date 1885

Dansk silver bear

Silver Plate Bear Polar by Gunnar Cyren for Dansk Designs. The Scandinavian have proven for more than half a century to be real minimalists.

William Morris Tapestry Ca 1896

'Pomona' tapestry design, with figure by Edward Burne-Jones and background by William Morris, 1884

Fès, Morocco

Fès, Morocco