The conventional view holds that girih (geometric star-and-polygon) patterns in medieval Islamic architecture were conceived by their designers as a network of zigzagging lines, where the lines were drafted directly with a straightedge and a compass. We show that by 1200 C.E.
Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were historically used in the creation of ornaments for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture. This browser app allows you to:
- Lay Girih patterns on an infinite canvas.
- Color and style your design.
- Export as vector images.
Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of Islamic geometric patterns using strapwork ( girih) for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture. They have been used since about the year 1200 and their arrangements found significant improvement starting with the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan in Iran built in 1453.