The Nasrids, who were the makers of the Alhambra palace in Granada Spain were also masters of decor and ornament and used the visual arts for diplomacy and the display of power. Along with creating intricate arabesque patterns like the ones we see on the walls of the Alhambra palace, they also wove beautifully designed textiles which were exported throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. The geometric design which was carefully woodburned by The Arabeque onto this tray is a testimony to Nasrid textiles and inspired from a woven textile featuring all this geometric ornament. It will certainly add splendor, beauty, and timeless elegance to your home and we guarantee your guests will feel amazed with your epic find. Material: Basswood; Size: 11 x 14 x .75 inches; Technique: Pyrography; stain; Color: Midnight blue; Finish: polyurethane; Handles: Vintage brass 1930's;
Product Information Specifications for 11 x 14" Handmade and Handcrafted Wooden Decorative Ottoman Tray With Medieval Nasrid Spanish Arabesque Pattern With 1940 Brass Vintage Handles Exquisite Home Or Office Decor Accent Below:
1 - Medieval Arabesque Window Wall or Shelf art; Mamluk Art; Cairo Art; Zahir Baybars; Medieval; Old World decor; Woodburning; old window;
Brand: The Arabesque
The mosque of Zahir Baybars in Cairo was built in 1268 by this powerful Mamluk Sultan. It was a large structure built for the refugees who flocked to Cairo from Iraq and Syria following the Mongol invasion. When Napoleon came to Egypt he made the mosque into a fort, Fort Sukowlski, and it subsequently became a soap factory and then a bakery. The mosque has laid in a stage of ruin for many years and until recent, no renovation work has ever been done to help it recover. We thought here at The Arabesque we could possibly recapture a glimpse of this grand building's The work we have done here is to recapture a glimpse of the mosque's original beauty and former glory by depicting one of its windows as a home or office decor piece. The arabesque laced window which we have woodburned here is from a historic drawing of that mosque. We have tried to revive a little bit of the history of Zahir Baybars and his amazing era as a Mamluk Sultan.
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