My favorite design motif is the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is used in just about every religion from Judaism and Christianity to Chinese mythology and German paganism.
On a screen of gold and silver leaf engraved on a gesso panel. I could see this in a modern home with Asian accents.
Or this rich vibrant watercolor with a flavor of the East hung over the fireplace. Looks just like the ultimate tapestry to me.
This is also a watercolor from the Warli Tribe in Maharashtra. It is a monochromatic view of tribal life with an emphasis on geometric shapes. I can just picture this against a turquoise blue wall.
Wish I had a description of this amazing Tree of Life, but my Spanish is not good enough to read Lucas Nam’s blog. Meanwhile, just enjoy the beautiful colors and the context of the architecture. I’m guessing a religious site? Feel free to let me know!
Can you imagine this beautiful Indian Cotton as a bedspread…mmm…
I love this modern reinterpretation of a motif that has been used through the ages. This would be spectacular in an Entry Foyer to a very hip office.
Last but not least, this beautiful pendant by Satya Jewelry for Housing Works that I wear most days.