It is interestingto learn thatthe word “arabesque” entered the French languagein the 16thcentury to describewhat is properto the Arabs,or
ornamentof plant, branches, foliage interlaced…
However,it is even morefascinating to seethe etymology of theword inthe finecarvingsof the Nasridpalace walls, built by the Arabs for the most part, well before the word was used in French. A true feast for the eye !
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