Sweet oriental colours

This Arte Italica Merletto aqua scalloped plate evokes Moorish geometry.
Geometry is omnipresent in Islamic arts. Squares, stars and circles are very often overlapping, repeted…
Examples of Oriental geometric patterns :

Moorish stars

Moorish stars

This geometric figure is called an “eight-pointed star” ; it is formed by two overlapping squares. This form is a very famous pattern in the islamic arts. It symbolises the synthese between the circle (symbol of the divin, of the origin and of the perfection) and the square (symbol of the earthly and of the creation).