|Books on designs and motifs.|
|The classic calendar - I'd love to|
quill it, but just haven't
quite figured out how, yet.
|A smaller motif perfect for|
a quilling project.
These native motifs are not quite the same as say Celtic ones, where you have a lot of ready made knots and spirals right there to follow. Instead, these designs have other elements, such as dots, feathers, and plenty of curving shapes. They are really perfect for quilling, just in a different way. I'm planning to quill the motif above. I can envision places for fringe, feathers, long coils of paper, and more. Now I just have to figure out what all the colors should be :) And I'm not giving up on quilling the calendar. Just ... maybe not right now.
Image Credit: My pix from my books. They are: Ancient Mexican Designs by Gregory Mirow, and Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico by Dover Clip Art.