Join Date: Dec 2004
motifs on nimcha mounts
Yes, these are Moorish. The designs are mirrored in architecture, and in the design of decorative tilework. The color schemes are also reminiscent of the ornament on other ceramic products, which in turn influenced the pottery traditions of Mediterranean Europe during the Middle Ages and later..
While we're on the subject of Moors...
As a humorous aside, I'm throwing in this tidbit from a grade-school pupil's answer to an exam question:
"The Mooers were called that because they worshipped sacred cows."