Inspirational cross-stitch designs with Moorish, Persian, and Byzantine flair
Ottoman Empire once stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Adriatic Sea, covering much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, and it is the inclusion of so many cultures that gives its decorative art such ornamentation. With Moorish, Persian, and Byzantine influences mixed with European folk art there is a wealth of design to choose from. This book offers beautiful repeat patterns and borders using rich jewel colors as well as styles evident in Ottoman ornamental art. The motifs work beautifully on cushions, blankets, and table linens. With easy-to-follow charts and many options of Ottoman-inspired traditional designs, this is an inspirational project book.