With Roots in Al Andalus
The Molina brothers were born in the Andalusian-conquered territories of South America, in the city named Córdoba de la Nueva Andalucía, in Argentina. The colony founder, a native of Seville, named the new settlement in honor of his wife, who was born in the Moorish Córdoba, once the capital of the Caliphate in Al-Andalus.
It was, perhaps, these Andalusian roots that eventually blossomed in the brothers' minds and souls when, during early trips to Southern Spain and North Africa, they fell in love with the vast cultural heritage embedded in art forms such as geometric patterns and floral arabesques. The complexity and intricacy of the designs were mesmerizing, but it was the realization that the art forms were mastered only by a few craftspeople passing on their secrets through generations that triggered the brothers' curiosity.
They roamed the crowded labyrinths of ancient medinas and spent countless days and nights contemplating the magnificence of palaces, mosques and madrassas. They were absorbed by the persistent serenity of artisans teaching youngsters the numerous crafts mastered in each region. They learnt that not one person actually held all the secrets behind Arabic patterns, as even the most accomplished artisans worked with a limited catalog of motifs stored solely in their memory.
Today, Nomad Inception is an international team fueled by the wealth of knowledge amassed by a group of experts from the east and the west — a team of scientists, artists, designers, architects and technologists that share a passion for Islamic art.