Decorative motifs: the imagination and creation of the masters

scala di santa Maria del Monte - differenti maiolicheIn the 17th century the floors were decorated with geometric elements and the completely turquoise motif of the Persian palmette.
There were also three other types.
The first two were formed of maiolica and terracotta and had a perimeter of square maiolica tiles, while in the middle of the floor there were hexagonal or rectangular terracotta elements.
In these elements were inserted floral elements, human figures and animals using turquoise, green or yellow.
The third type, exclusively formed of maiolica arranged in the shape of a star, imitated marble and was glazed in white, turquoise and violet.