Sunday, May 3, 2015


Searching for images of spirals produces a dizzying array of options.  The spiral pops up in many cultures, modern and ancient.  In our most recent travels through the Mediterranean, I encountered the spiral in several places...
A mosaic tile floor laid about 2000 years ago in a Roman villa.  I took this photo in the Vatican Museum.

Descending a spiral staircase in a church tower in Sicily

In the National Museum of Archeology, Valletta, Malta.  This carving dates to 3600-2500 BCE

More spirals from the archeology museum in Valletta.
Inspired by these images, here are some possibilities for the back of the stole...
Spiral 1

Spiral 2

Spiral 3
Spiral 4

Spiral 5
I now wait for Janine to express a preference!

1 comment:

  1. Janine RobinsonMay 4, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Thanks Janet!
    I prefer the simpleness of spiral #1.
    It reminds me of the Koru. Koru is Maori for the shape of the unfurling silver fern and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace/harmony.