TRADE PATOLA, CHHABADI BHAT ’FLOWERING BASKET’ PATTERN, DOUBLE IKAT IN SILK, FOR THE INDONESIAN MARKET, 19th CENTURY, PRIVATE COLLECTION. PHOTO: LESLEY PULLEN – TAASA Review March 2023
Visual representations of the interlocking circles pattern date back some five thousand years.
A storage pottery jar from the Harappan period 2700-2000 BCE is decorated with a pattern of interlocking circles.
The ceiling of the tomb of Scribe Nefersekheru at Luxor from the Ramesses II period 1279-1213 BCE is painted with a pattern of interlocking circles...