Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs
The Shipibo are mainly known for their art of pottery and geometric-linear decorative style. They identify with this sophisticated art of patterns and take pride in them as a very specific expression of refinement that distinguishes them from neighbour tribes. In former times, almost all objects in Shipibo and Conibo villages were decorated with patterns.