Girih tiles

Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of tiling patterns for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture.

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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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