Tessellations in Islamic Calligraphy

  title={Tessellations in Islamic Calligraphy},
  author={Mangho Ahuja and Mangho A. L. Loeb},
  pages={41 - 45}
  • Mangho Ahuja, Mangho A. L. Loeb
  • Published 1995
  • Art
  • Leonardo
  • The authors provide a brief history of the art of calligraphy in Muslim cultures, highlighting examples of tessellations of words. The underlying principles for designing a word tessellation inscribed in a hexagon are discussed, and a test for determining which words can be tessellated is provided. The authors demonstrate their attempts at tessellating the word “Ali.” 
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