My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Heirloom Patterns - Oriental Floral Décor

This post, 'Heirloom Floral Patterns - oriental floral décor' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/








Heirloom Floral Patterns





Horticulture on the wall


This is a collage of framents of floral décor.

Details from एतमाद-उद-दौला का मक़बरा,


اعتماد الدولہ کا مقبرہ


The walls are white marble from Rajasthan encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations - cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz in floral images. More from my visit at Itmad- ud- Daula here


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Heirloom patterns - a gift from the past

We have all heard about heirloom seeds and heirloom plant, as I was going through some pictures from India I thought these wonderful botanical patterns are true heirloom patterns – a gift from the past. These fragments of rugs and the wall decoration are from Jaipur and Amber* Fort Rajasthan they have this fantastic floral patterns from the past. The skill of for instance carpet weavers is a typical livelihood passed from one generation to another. The patterns, the art becomes heirloom.





My father, grandfather and uncle as a matter of fact all of the family as far back as I can remember, were carpet weavers before me. I entered the weaving industry at 10 years of age. These word were said by Arthur Mitchum a Brittish weaver b.1862

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Horticulture on the floor



I think you can learn both some horticulture and anthropology by just looking and learning from decorations like these. Indoor Gardens on the floor.


This is a collage with fragments from rugs each one of them a wonderful garden.
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The weaver girl at her loom



I have just learned that loom is a tool and it dates back to 4400 BC (horizontal loom)

The loom is what in this case the rug is woven on. It consists of a wooden framework with a grid of cotton threads. The cotton becomes the base the foundation of the rug. The “warp” is the cotton that runs vertically on the loom and the “weft” is the one that runs horizontally. The warp and weft together create a grid of cotton on which each strand of wool is tied around.


more gems...



Oriental Gemstone Painting with floral design.



That is all folks - I hope you have enjoyed my post about florals made of stones and yarn.


~ TYRA ~


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31 comments:

andré said...

Visst finns det något av intresse för växtintresserade antropologer där! :-) Intressant inlägg.

Mimi said...

Orientala blommönster är så otroligt vackra. Jättetrevligt inlägg!

Hermes said...

Just wonderful, such skill and beauty.

Anja said...

Underbart inlägg! Vilka konstverk, oftast skapade av flika kvinnohänder, det finns i världen!
Själv trånar jag efter en berbermatta - till golvet!

mvh, Anja

Lillebeth said...

Har du sett allt detta med egna ögon? Betagande. Vilka enorma konstverk. Så inspirerande och gott för ögonen.

Randi said...

Underbara konstverk och ett intressant inlägg!
Önskar dig en skön helg!

Ruben said...

Wow for the wowen carpets. At last - Tyra goes arabic! So beautiful I almost went berserk. Very, very interesting, I had to look for quite a while at all the bauty!
Have a nice weekend!!
/Ruben - your favourite blogger

tina said...

A real art indeed. They are so precious.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Tyra. You show some wonderful examples. I too admire the art of woven rugs and tapestries. As you say, an indoor garden on the floor or your home.
Marnie

Roses and stuff said...

You just gave me an itch to paint! Gorgeous floral patterns...
Have a lovely weekend!
Katarina

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you guys for all the great comments!

I'm delighted that you liked my floral post.

I wish you all a happy and sunny weekend.

LOLove Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej på er Alla och tack så jättemycket för fina kommentarer, det är så kul få att få höra er respons.

Fredagen den 13 ojoj...

Nu vill jag bara önska er en riktigt trevlig helg!

Kram Tyra

garden girl said...

How beautiful Tyra! You've made me see the fine art of rug making in a whole new way.

joey said...

Stunning examples, Tyra! I have a passion for Oriental Rugs so this was a total delight and feast for the eye. Interesting note, on Wed we had a guest speaker/ presentation at our Garden Club discussing Art for Gardeners: Historical Perspective and Inspiration (e.g. the role of horticulture in works of art) ~ very interesting! Happy weekend :)

Tor said...

Kul med din annorlunda tolkning av blommande fredag!

easygardener said...

It is always fascinating in an art gallery when you see a painting which features a garden somewhere in the background. Suddenly you get a glimpse of a style of gardening you have only read about - yet here, in the painting, it becomes a "real" living garden.

lareine said...

this is a wonderful series! just imagine the talent, the time and effort put into these works of art!... you're right about weaving as an heirloom --- a living gift from the past... i believe these artworks are more beautiful seen with one's own eyes :)

sweet bay said...

A fascinating post Tyra -- I enjoyed it very much!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Tyra,

You have a very colorful blog and loved the pics of your rolls on your other blog, though I don't understand the language.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciated your lovely comments.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Eva Linnea/Häxor o Änglar said...

Hej Tyra!
Som alltid är det så härliga och lärorika inlägg hos dig.
Ha en skön helg.
Kram Eva Linnea

Glädjekällan said...

Vackert inlägg. Idag uppskattar jag de orientaliska mattorna mycket men det tog tid att komma dit.
Fortsatt trevlig helg
Birgitta

Dave said...

Beautiful examples! I really enjoy the panel designs with mirhabs and cypress trees :-)

Kathleen said...

You always have something interesting going on over here Tyra! I love anything with a botanical/floral pattern so the rugs you featured are gorgeous to me. I collect dishes and painting and everything else floral too. It's like having a garden everywhere. Great post!

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, this was fascinating and beautiful! I love the girl weaving painting too, she is attired so romantically! We have several carpets with floral designs that belonged to my parents that are treasured here.
Frances

Marie said...

Fantastisk vakre teppe! For ein detaljrikdom det er på dei.

God søndag min venn :)

Karin A said...

Så vackert och intressant Tyra. Mattan/bonaden är otroligt vacker. :) Hoppas helgen varit skön och att solen har visat sig hos er.

Kram Karin

Mouse said...

How lovely to have a carpet of flowers indoors too!

Gail said...

Tyra, While here enjoying your post, it occurs to me that I haven't many floral patterns in my house...I use plan white dishes. While the oriental rugs have a bit of flower they are more representational. Interesting. Gail

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh, I'd love to have any one of those rugs, Tyra! Your collage is a work of art in an of itself, you did a wonderful job creating it! All of the information about looms, etc., is very interesting and informative;-)

Anja said...

Tyra!
Blev så glatt överaskad av att se reportage från ditt fantastiska växthus i Allers Trädgård!
Och vet du att jag blev så glad att du tycker också, liksom jag, att på sommaren vill man sköta bevattningen i sitt växthus själv och njuta av sin trädgård. Känns riktigt skönt att jag inte är ensam om att tycka det.

mvh, Anja

andré said...

Läste just om dig och ditt växthus i Allers Trädgård som låg i postlådan idag! Trädgården och växthuset är alldeles fantastiskt! :-)