YOUSOR NECKLACE WITH SMALL HEXAGON
THE ARABESQUE COLLECTION : HEXAGON
This collection pays homage to the ‘Arabesque’ in Islamic art: the application of interlacing geometric forms with sinuous forms of foliage and flowers. The geometric forms constitute an infinite pattern in composition, extending beyond the invisible material world.
For this design, I was inspired by a floral motif within a hexagon: a combination of geometry and floral patterns which are typical in Islamic art.
This necklace celebrates the motif and has the yousor bead, an art form in itself, where black coral is hand inlaid with silver. These beads are getting scarce as the tradition is slowly dying out.
The yousor beads will differ from one necklace to another, as the artisans creating the beads are different.