Berber are more like Moroccan, Ethiopian designs


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Posted by Anne Beltestad on June 28, 2002 at 17:05:30:

In reply to: Identifying Ethiopian v/s Berber designs posted by Lauren on June 28, 2002 at 16:59:19:

Tend to have more elongated diamonds which are tapered at the ends.
But the thing that sets them apart for me is the knotwork. Ethiopian
embroidery, manuscripts, etc have lovely knots, reminiscent of
Chinese or Celtic work, which can be outlined in different colors (in
the embroidered pieces, that is)
I think of Ethiopian as more elongated and bilaterally-symmetrical
and Berber/Tuareg/Moroccan as more radially-symmetrical, in a way...
but you're right, they are very similar.

: I've been studying them and I'm not sure I could tell them apart
: unlabeled. What are the basic elements I can look for?
: Lauren

 


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