26 January 2010

Islamic tiles

from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I can't figure out those beautiful tiles. I see that the greenish ones are hexagons, but then is the big pattern in the center one large tile? I see no grout lines.

Shushu said...

Pavimenti!

pjwv said...

V, click on the picture to enlarge it and you'll get a better view: the big center pattern is made up of small, tightly inlaid tiles (very thin grout lines there).

Shushu, yes, pavimenti! I love those. I kept that calendar you gave me up for several years until I realized I kept checking dates on it and getting them wrong, which is just dumb of me, I know. I also love pietra dure.

Vicki said...

Ah ha! Amazing. So much for wondering if I could do something like that.