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Inspired by a visit to Lisbon and the wonderful tiles that cover so many of the buildings there, as well as the Turkish tiles and Ottoman textiles at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, this pullover is a celebration of the simple shapes that make those tiles so appealing and the play of figure-ground perception as the two colors in the yoke pattern swap places and dance with each other.

Lisbon pattern by Misa Erder

Inspired by a visit to Lisbon and the wonderful tiles that cover so many of the buildings there, as well as the Turkish tiles and Ottoman textiles at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, this pullover is a celebration of the simple shapes that make those tiles so appealing and the play of figure-ground perception as the two colors in the yoke pattern swap places and dance with each other.

Stafford Diamond in Pewter from Schumacher  great fabric/pattern

Stafford Diamond in Pewter from Schumacher great fabric/pattern

William de Morgan, Tile, “Mongolian” motif. (Photo courtesy William de Morgan Tiles by Jon Catleugh) Note: the Ottoman inspired colors and ogee (double S shape) motif of the vines.

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