Collection: Samarkande

These illustrations of Art Deco and Art Nouveau patterns are from a 1914 edition of Samarkande : 20 compositions en couleurs dans le style oriental by Émile-Alain Séguy (E.A. Séguy). The work was the sights of Samarkande, a city on the ancient Silk Road in Uzbekistan known for its mosques and mausoleums.

These 20 designs were possibly intended for use in textiles or wallpapers.