|detail of an inlaid wooden ceiling in the Mudéjar style, la Alhambra, Grenada|
I lingered under this Mudéjar ceiling in the Nasrid Palaces of La Alhambra for some while. The Moorish star pattern is inlaid with floral ornament, gilt and painted to resemble damasquinado or damascening. It's this interaction of European and Arabic design that makes the Mudéjar style of ornament so fascinating to me.
|Mudéjar inlaid wooden ceiling, la Alhambra, Grenada|
photos by Lynne Rutter, October 2015
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