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Mathematical aspects of Oriental carpets
Symmetry: Culture and Science (2001)
  • Carol Bier, The Textile Museum

The mathematical principles of pattern making according to symmetrical repetition are well-known today, but the mathematical aspects of pattern formation have been glossed over in the study of Oriental carpets, or neglected in favor of either an appreciation of color and form or a discussion of social and ethnic origins. This article seeks to address several mathematical aspects of Oriental carpets, which are both integral to their form and manifest in their visual make-up.

  • symmetry,
  • Oriental carpets,
  • Islamic
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Carol Bier. "Mathematical aspects of Oriental carpets" Symmetry: Culture and Science Vol. 12 Iss. 1-2 (2001)
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