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Collectibles & Accessories Sculpted ‘Koi & Dragonfly’ tile with a cuenca-style glaze, from Medicine Bluff Studio.

Motifs of the Revival: The Dragonfly

by Patricia Poore
This free and colorful creature is popular in today's A&C revival.
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Decorative Motifs II

by Patricia Poore
Some motifs appear again and again in the decorative arts of the Arts & Crafts movement and its revival. Most of these designs come to us from Nature. Some motifs are ancient, others exotic. Often they have symbolic significance.
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Decorative Motifs

by Patricia Poore
Certain motifs repeat in the decorative arts of the movement and its revival. These may be ancient, like the Celtic knot, or simply pretty and easy to stylize, like the iris. Some have symbolic significance: consider the windswept cypress clinging to the rocky coast. Most of the motifs come to us from Nature.
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