V&A Style in Islamic Art Quiz

Geometry and colour

In Nasrid art, the interlace patterns based on linear geometry are often relatively simple, and strong contrasts in colour make them easy to understand. Here, the designer has added variety and interest by filling the compartments with motifs of different kinds, including smaller, more complex interlace designs.

Silk textile
Spain, probably Granada
1300-1500
Museum No. 1312-1864