Wednesday, April 6, 2011
My Latest Obsession: The Greek Key Pattern
The Greek Key pattern is one I will never grow tired of! It's right up there with my obsession for the chevron (or zig zag) pattern. I did a little research on the history of this pattern and here's what I found..."The Greek Key pattern is known by many names, some of which include: Greek Fret, Greek Key, Labyrinth, Maze and Key Patterns. The pattern originates from Greek mythology and is symbolic of the labyrinth that imprisoned the Minotaur, which was described as a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man." I found that to be quite interesting! We've seen this bold geometric pattern used throughout history in jewelry, clothing, furniture, etc. It's proven to be a classic and timeless pattern that's versatile enough to be used in both traditional and modern interiors, and everything in between. What do you think of the Greek Key pattern? How would you incorporate it into your decor? I'd love to hear your thoughts!