Silk Road trade routes literally moved people, goods and cultures since the 2nd millennium BCE. In your mind’s eye picture it connecting Asia the Middle East, North Africa & Europe. Present day the Silk Road is what we live everyday as we acquire a Red Wine from Chile, Water from Fiji, a song from a band in Reykjavik , or a trip to Budapest.
When I first used the Silk Road terminology to describe a new tile style I was thinking small. My thinking is changing to encompass the Silk Road as a way to organize the many styles around the globe.
For Example: Silk Road>Portugal to describe style and colorway > Lisbon can allow us to drill deeper into a style of a particular city or region with in Portugal
This thinking is a work in progress but it seems to be sticking.
The Piece below built in the late 1950’s by our Father’s Girlfriend Irene Berchtenbreiter below it is a reproduction available NOW.