The Geometry of Islamic TilesPosted by Krissy Ponden
The intricate designs that famously adorn Islamic mosques, fabrics, and art evolved out of the religious doctrine that prohibited artists from drawing living things. Artists instead turned to geometry and calligraphy to create beautiful and elaborate patterns, many of which are designed to perpetually repeat. Seventh graders learned this history and viewed examples of Islamic tiling work, and then they designed their own stamps to experiment with reduction printing and repeating patterns.
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