10 Oct '16 — Hybrid ornamentation: a mix of Persia, India and China.
I’m anticipating a world where I can make anything, from furniture to clothes, in the exact specifications I desire. There’s the availability of 3D printing and there are plenty of people on Etsy offering custom services. Things are moving in a direction where you can get anything made as you please.
I’ve started collecting ideas of what I’d like to make. Of course the costs depend on quality and materials, but hopefully, with the help of technology, one day my ideas will become cost effective. For now, I can only afford to gather ideas.
Yesterday, I came across a book about brass from Kashmir. Published in 1883, the book describes the unique mix of Persian, Indian and Chinese influences along with the region’s original decor. Since the book is in French, I tried my best to understand. However, I got tired in the beginning when the author often went into length about his emotions, describing how his feelings of Kashmir evolved.
Images via Les Cuivres Anciens du Cachmire by Ch. -E. de Ujfalvy.