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Old December 11th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #2
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 87

Hi Yohann,

Interesting analogy, yes.

Similar arrangements of motifs can also be found in Roman and Byzantine mosaics, as in the following one ( Roman Villa in Almenara de Adaja, Valladolid, Spain).

Byzantine and Sassanid mosaics were famous and one could well imagine that rug weavers, whatever their ethnical origin, would be keen to imitate their patterns. This could have been particularly true for nomads, such as the successive waves of Arab and Turkish conquerors.

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