23 March 2013

Inspiration from the Achaemenid Empire (and Pottery Barn)

When I see these kilim covered footstools in the Pottery Barn catalog, I imagine a collection of tiny trinket boxes made from polymer clay. The examples you see here are authentic hand-woven kilims 40 to 100 years old. The boldly colored dynamic patterns are each uniquely created with no two being exactly alike. With polymer clay, we can imitate the colors and patterns as shown or put our own individual spin on the designs. Imagine a weekend of combining geometric lines of color into miniature works of Turkish art to give as gifts or use to store your personal treasures.

Authentic Turkish Kilim Covered Footstools
Photo Credit: Pottery Barn online March 2013

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]


Mandarinduck said...

What a wonderful idea!
I am all into Native American art right now, spent 3 hours just browsing on Etsy for that kind of patterns and even purchases some earrings! :)
Now I guess this obsession will turn into some clay work , too :)

Jeannie Havel said...

I hope you make something lovely with these Turkish patterns. :))

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

love it!! :) makes me want to make more boxes too! (just posted my crown box pdf tutorial on etsy - tejaesart)