Hello fellow Zentanglers!
As a fan of ancient Greek culture and also a happy tangler I would like to introduce a possible new tangleation. I’ve been playing around with this pattern for a while now. As you will see it is related to tangles like Lanie and Balo, but as far as I have found, the basic design primarily has been used as a grid pattern.
Apparently this familiar design used in various tangles is based on the Anthemion motif from ancient Greece. It was a representation of the Palmetto plant in that part of the world. In examples of ancient Greek art I noticed cases of the motif appearing as an individual “flower.” I thought it would be fun to adapt the solo flower for use as a tangle. It can also be repeated to make a lovely border.
And so I present Palmetta. (I will add a step-out soon).
So what do you think? Might this pattern also work as a more free form or singular flower pattern? And would it qualify as a tangleation? I look forward to reading any comments you’d like to share.