Here is a collection of 21 medieval Dagestan ornaments (14th and 15th centuries) which can be downloaded in vector and 2D CAD file 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 medieval artifacts or that they have been obtained from archaeological excavations in which the author himself had been directly involved.


Collection of medieval ornaments from the territory of Dagestan
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Available file formats

Autodesk (dwg), Encapsulated PostScript (eps) and Scalable Vector Graphics (svg)


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.

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


Submitted by Ceh Jan


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