Symbolism of Pattern Series #2
Acanthus is one of the oldest flowers of the Mediterranean which is believed to be the symbol of long life. These ornamental luscious leaves have influenced designs for hundreds of years and played an important roll in architecture, fabrics, furniture, and paper designs. In Architecture it is defined as a carved ornament based on the leaves of the acanthus plant, found on the capital of a Corinthian column.
The leaves were often used in art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome and have frequently been used throughout history in the famous “Corinthian capital”.
Because of the Acanthus popularity in design and architecture, it was often incorporated into a wide range of products and interiors over the next centuries. The actual leaf shape has evolved into being known as the “Scroll.” A flowing leaf trail that is easy to live with and has been designed into many fashion items like shoes, bags, jewelry, furniture, bowls, watering cans, wallpaper, lighting, moldings and many other interior products.
We love this acanthus leaf design as it reflects style, endurance and elegance. It is especially stylish when used in wallpaper and fabric designs. William Morris would have loved this Carlise acanthus scroll wallpaper pattern propecia blind date as it is simple and elegant yet still hints of a traditional past. A perfect transitional design.
No wonder it means eternal life! The Acanthus design never goes out of style! Enjoy.
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