Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of Dagestan

Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of DagestanHere is a collection of 21 medieval Dagestan ornaments (14th and 15th centuries) which can be downloaded in vector (eps and svg) and 2D CAD (dwg) formats.


Dagestan (today) is a multinational federal subject of Russia located in the North Caucasus. All the ornaments have been found in the book Decorative arts and crafts of Dagestan (author: M. M. Mammaev, published 1989) where it is stated that they either originate from a variety of museum artifacts or that they have been obtained from archaeological excavations in which the author himself had been directly involved.

 

The collection includes ornaments of different shapes, as well as various animals (lions, griffons, horses, birds …) drawn in the same style as the ornaments. The ornaments are classic but the animals are drawn in a very interesting way, giving a good example of the creativity of the Caucasian people. It would not be wrong at all to call these ornaments the ‘Caucasian ornaments’, since the territory of Dagestan has been shared by many nations and in the book there is no mention of which ornament is attributed to which particular nation. Although, it should be noted that in the 14th and 15th centuries the territory of the Dagestan and the Caucasus was under the Persian empire.

 

All the ornaments from this collection are under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported  license.  

If you do something nice with these ornaments, we would love to see it.

 

Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of Dagestan - .dwg file format (739.11 KB)

 

Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of Dagestan - .eps file format (2.35 MB)

 

Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of Dagestan - .svg file format (2.61 MB)