GEOMETRY

I keep seeing this, or very similar geometric patterns in Islamic Design, so being a lover of geometry, I just had to construct it in AutoCAD! I love the subtle curves the overall pattern creates when you extend and repeat it. It would make a lovely lace or sashiko pattern.

Does it have any particular significance, or is it just beautiful?

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About Frances and Kyle

We are 3rd year Interior and Environmental Design Students at DOJCAD, at the University of Dundee.
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3 Responses to GEOMETRY

  1. vcuqteam7 says:

    That is awesome! Who did this? Well it is undoubtedly beautiful. But the strict geometry and symmetry sort of shows the rules of Islam. Islam has certain rules, taboos, way of living and being. Discipline is very important, Hence you could say that Islamic patterns depict the Islamic religion.

  2. Frances and Kyle says:

    Glad you like it ! I love geometry and I keep finding this pattern carved into stone, on screens or depicted in ceramics. Stars appear a lot in Islamic patterns, do they have any significance?

    Frances

  3. amani-samira says:

    “To Muslims, these forms, taken together, constitute an infinite pattern that extends beyond the visible material world. To many in the Islamic world, they concretely symbolize the infinite, and therefore uncentralized, nature of the creation of the one God (Allah). Furthermore, the Islamic Arabesque artist conveys a spirituality without the iconography of Christian art.” I hope this helps you understand the symbolic importance of arabesque. The stars may or may not have a meaning depending on the type of the star and the Islamic sector that depicted/used the star. For example, Shia uses a six-pointed star, every point holds a specific meaning.

    There is another set of questions that we would like to answer whenever your time permits. It is under Communicating across: you and the nature.

    Ciao,
    Amani

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