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Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of tiling patterns for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture.Education
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“Girih” is Persian for “knot,” and refers to the straight lines that run
through these tiles, forming what’s called “strapwork.”
Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of tiling patterns for decoration of buildings in Islamic Architecture.
The five shapes of the tiles are:
- a regular decagon with ten interior angles of 144°;
- an elongated (irregular convex) hexagon with interior angles of 72°, 144°, 144°, 72°, 144°, 144°;
- a bow-tie (non-convex hexagon) with interior angles of 72°, 72°, 216°, 72°, 72°, 216°;
- a rhombus with interior angles of 72°, 108°, 72°, 108°;
- a regular pentagon with five interior angles of 108°.
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