Orientalist Cross-Stitch Patterns
If you love orientalist art, you will find beautiful downloadable cross stitch designs here to create breathtaking art for your home.
Orientalist paintings reflect the Western European artist’s interpretation (sometimes imagined) of the Orient which included present-day Turkey, Greece, the Middle East and North Africa. The increased interest in Orientalism developed in 1798 when French General Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt and occupied the country until 1801. This attracted travelers to the Middle East, and those who were artists captured their impressions in paint or print.
Our charts are large and easy to read so you’ll easily be able to recreate these classic paintings.