Rosettas

rosettas-doneThroughout the Basque Country, on cabinets, headstones, and books, one finds various designs that adorn pretty much everything. There is of course the ubiquitous lauburu, but there are also other figures, rosettas, that are very common.

The Enciclopedia Aunamendi has an article on “popular art” where they have an image of a number of rosettas from various sources. The image is a scan from a book, and the original image seemed to be hand-drawn, so was relatively rough. I’ve vectorized it to both clean up the images and make them perfectly scalable. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t like EPS files, so I can’t upload them here. Instead, a PNG file will have to do. If anyone would like the EPS file, just contact me and I’ll be happy to send it along.

One thought on “Rosettas”

  1. Thanks for the photos of the Rosettas. I would like to take your offer of emailing a clearer picture of the Rosettas or if you know of another source, I could make copies for myself.

    Thank you in advance.
    Monique

    PS: somos vecinos of sort. My ancestral home is the Bearn.

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