pattern and tiles
- chris cambré
In next applet you can see the decorative line pattern and the girih tiles of the mausoleum in Maragha. Due to the great freedom in matching the tiles a line pattern can be created that looks random. The pattern runs continuously over the edges of the monument. These edges are marked with a dotted line.
How to find the underlaying girih pattern?
You can find the underlaying girih pattern by constructing the bisectors of the intersecting decorative lines. Connecting these intersecting points mark the girh tiles.
The mausoleum in Maragha
- Left you see a wall pannel colored with girih tiles.
- Right the yellow rectangle is zoomed in.
- Below you see the tiles used in the pattern.