Islamic patterns by area
It has been found that users of this site have been using a text search in ways that are unlikely to be successful. Specifically, a text search for the name of a country will not be effective. Hence here, we provide lists of patterns which are thought to be classical ones listed under the country (or area) of origin.
A few points should be noted:
220 patterns, of which 167 (76%) appear only in Spain, see list.
267 patterns, of which 215 (80%) appear only in Morocco, see list.
241 patterns, of which 173 (71%) appear only in Egypt, see list.
187 patterns, of which 127 (68%) appear only in India, see list.
340 patterns, of which 258 (76%) appear only in Iran, see list.
71 patterns, of which 47 (67%) appear only in Syria, see list.
177 patterns, of which 116 (65%) appear only in Turkey, see list.
139 patterns, of which 88 (63%) appear only in Central Asia, see list.
- Objects in Museums are listed under the country of origin, not the location of the Museum.
- We have tried to exclude patterns which are not thought to be classical. As an example, Palmeraie Golf Course Palace, Marrakesh.
- Those listed are based upon the areas chosen by David Wade for his web site.
- Please let me know if you find any errors in these lists.