I was peering over some islamic designs so that I could make a jolly
beautiful drawing for my bonny sweetheart, when I came upon some
knot-stuff. Mostly, they were close to those saxon-like (?) knots in which
birds and dragons usually are found twisting their long necks in very
unconfortable positions - but without the beasts (since muslim despise
representing life-forms, as I get it). I even saw something like that
many-legged celtic wheel. I was intrigued. Being no academic (at least not
as it comes to art or celtic stuff), I have now and again heard "rumours"
connecting the celts to the peoples of the middle eats, but haven't found
anything deffinitely concrete (in my judgement, of course). I went through
the list archives, peeping at what people have posted on this subject, but
nothing that I found said anything specifically about the knot-stuff. I
wonder if anybody with a knack for History of Art would be feeling like
sharing anything about this? The designs I've come upon are mostly from out
iluminated Korans from the 11th to 14th centuries.
God bless you kindly,