Suleyman's Garden

Suleyman's Garden

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Fabric
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Cuff color
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Leaf Style
Pothos
Metals
Acanthus
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Suleyman's Garden

I brought this design concept back from Istanbul, after admiring the filagree patterns painted on buildings, of which my favorite was the Suleyman Mosque, built to honor Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, who ruled the Ottoman Empire during its Golden Age. 

I simulate the filagree patterns with lace and beadwork and finish it with a button or single strand bead tassel. The garden-themed cuff was inspired by an exhibit of medieval Persian and East Indian miniatures at the Seattle Art Museum, and is translated here in applique leaves and embroidery on a padded fabric cuff. 

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