Scroll through first to get an overall impression then zoom in where it takes your fancy. In the detail you will find there is so much potential to develop designs for quilt borders and traditional (and probably familiar) designs perfectly adaptable for applique, reverse applique or tile quilts - in any scale. You may also start to notice the links to other applied arts in the region (suzani, carpets and ceramics for starters) and patterns that have inspired designers for centuries through the exchanges of ideas along the "Silk Road' and which have continued to be developed right through to today. (This style of decoration dates back to at least the 14th century.)
I make no apology for the number of photos in the post. As in the market post these pictures are as much for me as they are to share with anyone interested in joining me.
Here we go .........
How many quilts or quilting designs did you see there?
(I will post pictures of more geometric designs sometime soon.)