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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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Mathematical Aspects Of Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier Jan 2001

Mathematical Aspects Of Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

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.