Volume 4, Issue 11 (3-2009)                   goljaam 2009, 4(11): 57-74 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Arbabi B. Assessment of Classification Methods for Designs and Motifs of Iran’s Carpet. goljaam 2009; 4 (11) :57-74
URL: http://goljaam.icsa.ir/article-1-403-en.html
Faculty Member for the University of Arts
Abstract:   (4837 Views)
Books and topics of traditional arts (especially hand-made carpet) have not been compiled based on scientific methods. For years, the literature of carpet design and motif is strangely non-structural and full of deficiencies; even the major writers of the field follow in others’ footsteps. This article tries to prepare the ground for a different viewpoint: a better understanding and classification of “design” and “motif” in Iranian carpets requires solid and reliable bases. Review of those books which have mentioned designs and motifs and have introduced a classification for them reveals that the definitions are heterogenic, references and structures are unknown and there are many sharp and tremendous differences among them, as if there is no cognitive and conceptual objective to be drawn from such classifications. None of such categories can be regarded as scientific, therefore design and motif shall be defined using comprehensive methods but not merely descriptive ones. Ultimately this paper proposes that “design” can be considered as the architecture and overall image of those motifs included in a text, while “motif” can be regarded as the element which portrays the design by means of its capabilities.
Full-Text [PDF 1263 kb]   (3741 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2018/02/25 | Accepted: 2018/02/25 | Published: 2018/02/25

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | goljaam, Scientific Journal of Handmade Carpet

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb