Category Archives: Isnik designs

Isnik Distortion

V&A Scarf

Years ago went to a fascinating course at the V&A where we took photos of objects from their permanent collection, transferred them to a computer, distorted them and printed the design onto fabric.

I have always loved the Isnik designs originating from the Ottoman Empire. Too accident prone to indulge in the real thing, I have a collection of British Museum artefacts – cups and dishes – from their exhibition of Isnik Art, as well as the wonderful catalogue that accompanied it.

Catalogues from art exhibitions are so irresistible!!