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1 Islamic Tiles

2 3 types of Islamic patterns
Calligraphy Geometric designs Plantlike designs

3 Calligraphy The art of beautiful writing
Found in the Qur’an, books, on buildings, etc.

4 Geometric Designs Express the logic and order of the universe

5 Plantlike Patterns Show appreciation for Allah’s (Arabic for God) creation

6 Tiles Decorate buildings Patterns can go on forever




10 Geometric designs are based on mathematical shapes.

11 Can you tell what shapes these tiles are based on?
These tiles were possible used in building a Mongol palace in northeastern Iran around the year 1270 A.D. They are in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

12 This is the GEOMETRIC STYLE!

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