Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Islamic Geometric Patterns - Hexagon 2

This design is from the Esrefoglu Mosque in Beysehir, Turkey (AD 1297). Once again, I could not find it represented in the wild. What I could see was that rather than carved terreacotta, the mosque is covered in glazed tiles predominately using a turquoise colour.  

This design starts like the other one, with a dynamic hexagon:

Colour added with attention to how each space works with what will be its neighbour: 

And repeated (see all the boxes?):

Adding a little complexity:

And colour. This was really tricky. I threw out lots of trials that turned out to be errors. 

 And repeated:

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