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Interactive Islamic art with Girih tiles.

Sketchup - girih 3D

Girih tiles consist of five different shapes which can be combined to create the intricate patterns found decorating Islamic architecture.  (see In Medieval Architecture, Signs of Advance Math - The New York Times 2007 for interesting article on girih tiles). A mesmerizing animated applet demonstrates the variety of complex designs possible with these tiles. Read more