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Artist Lisa Nilsson was inspired by the patterns in an Islamic carpet and made this amazing piece:

Lisa Nilsson Jardin Big

Jardin, Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper, 29″ x 22″, by Lisa Nilsson, 2016.

She also made an equally intricate but smaller piece inspired by an 8th century gospel cover. Both are part of a series Nilsson calls Tapis Series (after the Frech word). The carpet-inspired piece took about eight months and measures 29” x 22” / 74 x 56 cm. Below is a corner detail:

Lisa Nilsson Jardin Corner Detail

Jardin, Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper, 29″ x 22″, by Lisa Nilsson, 2016.

Wow. The detailing is seriously impressive. Visit Nilsson’s website for more pictures.

Found via Colossal.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

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