Sketch 16: Pattern on a window shutter from Konya

fig_016In this web site we have seen a number of different stars already. However, we have never tried to look at them from a wider perspective. Therefore, our next example will be a contemplation of a star pattern. We will examine some ways of how various complex stars were created. Let us look at a very interesting example that I found in the Museum of Turkish and Is-lamic Arts in Istanbul. The star was carved on a wooden shutter of a window. The carving is very old and beautiful. It came from Konya, from the 12-13th century. The star on it is also rather unusual. It looks like a twelve-fold star but its shape is hexagonal. Let us look how such star can be created. …
A complete document can be downloaded from here: sketch_16


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