Geometric Patterns in Islamic Architecture


Palestinians who are keen on the art of painting attend the workshop on Islamic geometrical figures in the holy city of Jerusalem. The city has been home to many civilizations throughout history.

Many states including the Umayyads, the Abbasids, the Fatimids, Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and the Ottomans produced their finest architectural works in Jerusalem treating it as one of the most important and favorite cities of the Islamic civilization. The geometric patterns developed by these states on stones, wooden articles and tiles are now presented to Palestinian art lovers by preserving academic traditions.

The training courses to be given by Dr. Iman Hamdieh, who graduated the Department of Islamic Arts at Oxford University, will not only endow participants with theoretical knowledge, but also help them trace the Islamic geometric patterns inside Masjid al-Aqsa and in the historical streets of the old Jerusalem in the field studies.

Held on December 1 last year, the workshop for promoting and teaching the geometric patterns as the most inevitable elements of Islamic art and architecture will be organized at the Turkish Cultural Center in Jerusalem between July 13 and August 7.