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Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine, Isfahan, Iran (1453 C.E.) with two overlapping girih patterns. The swirling Arabesque ceramic tiles used in medieval Islamic mosaics and architecture were produced using geometry not understood in the West until the 1970s, a new study suggests. Blue Heron, Islam Patterns, Design Patterns, Google Search, Islam Art, Islam Architecture, Islam Mosaics, Geometric Design, Mosaics Tile
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The Islamic world, primarily of Asia and North Africa, took a radically different approach to mosaics than Europe did. Instead of using tesserae (the small, usually square tiles made from clay, stone of glass) to create a larger recognizable picture, Islamic artists used them to create complex patterns instead. Usually these mosaics formed tessellations, repeating geometric designs of polygons that have no overlaps of gaps.
of the exceptional Jameh Mosque in Isfahan - another great example of the old style of tile work where every colour is a different tile or a tile inlay. later, multicoloured tiles replaced this time-consuming technique. Thanks for 2600+ views....