Here is a great carpet by François Mangeol entitled, “Occidorient.” It is a mixed representation of Western and oriental cultures, “using representative codes and try to offer, a second reading and an update of a know how. Historically, the Persian carpet deals with divine. It always filled in East a double function, practical and symbolic. So it is built as a work of architecture, representing a plan. It establishes a magic space including the sphere of the universe.” The symbols on the carpet are drawn from typographic elements found in the Times New Roman family “It performs, by aggregation and without any deformation of the typographic characters, a lots of “odalisque.” (yatzer)

More views of the Occidorient Carpet by François Mangeol after the jump.

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