Image of Medallion (shamsa), from the Five Poems (Khamsa) of Amir Khusrau, 1485, Herat, Afghanistan. CBL Per 163

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Online Activity: How to Draw Geometric Patterns

Online Activity: How to Draw Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns are one of the main forms of Islamic non-figural ornament. Built on squares and circles, these beautiful designs can be found everywhere, from architecture and tiles to manuscripts and textiles. Watch these videos prepared by artist Roxana Manouchehri as she demonstrates how to use ruler and compass to draw overlapping and interlaced shapes to create intricate patterns.

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