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It’s all Greek to me!
The Greek key is perhaps the most widely used classical decorative pattern of all time. It is equally at home in décor that is traditional and modern, casual and formal, inexpensive and pricey, quirky and sophisticated. The versatile motif has been used as a border around walls, bedding and rugs, as the sole pattern on textiles and for various features on furniture. It can be paired with various patterns for an eclectic mix, or stand alone as the focal point of a room. It can transform to fit the causal feel of a family room, or a room that is more formal. There is a bit of debate about the origin of the Greek key. Some say this continuous ornamental motif dates back to Ancient Greece. Others maintain that the Greek key is not Greek at all. Variations can be found in ancient Egyptian tombs, in Roman art, in Peruvian woven crafts, Aztec sculptures and Chinese architecture. The Greek key motif is common in present day architecture as a neoclassical element. It is really popular in recent years.
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