I think more than anything, it’s the way the patterns come together and are interwoven repetitively into each other that I admire the most. I’ve recently bought a book on Islamic Geometry and there is this piece of text that defines exactly why I like it:
"Throughout their long history the history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media, but always with unifying factors that make it instantly recognisable. It is perhaps no surprise that an art form that seeks to explore the relationship between Unity and multiplicity should be at the same time unified yet diverse. Harmony is central.
The visual structure of Islamic design has two key aspects: calligraphy using Arabic script - one of the world’s great scribal traditions - and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. This art of pure ornament revolved around two poles: geometric pattern, the harmonic and symmetrical subdivision of the plane giving rise to intricately interwoven designs that speak infinity and the omnipresent center; and idealised plant form or arabesque, spiraling tendrils, leaves, buds and flowers embodying organic life and rhythm.”
Notice some of the words are in bold, I have selected these words because they hold a lot of meaning to lead me to a successful result. 

I think more than anything, it’s the way the patterns come together and are interwoven repetitively into each other that I admire the most. I’ve recently bought a book on Islamic Geometry and there is this piece of text that defines exactly why I like it:

"Throughout their long history the history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media, but always with unifying factors that make it instantly recognisable. It is perhaps no surprise that an art form that seeks to explore the relationship between Unity and multiplicity should be at the same time unified yet diverse. Harmony is central.

The visual structure of Islamic design has two key aspects: calligraphy using Arabic script - one of the world’s great scribal traditions - and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. This art of pure ornament revolved around two poles: geometric pattern, the harmonic and symmetrical subdivision of the plane giving rise to intricately interwoven designs that speak infinity and the omnipresent center; and idealised plant form or arabesque, spiraling tendrils, leaves, buds and flowers embodying organic life and rhythm.”

Notice some of the words are in bold, I have selected these words because they hold a lot of meaning to lead me to a successful result. 

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