Islamic geometric patterns

Islamic geometric patterns

Frequent use of geometric patterns Islamic decoration, which tends to avoid using figurative images, makes frequent use of geometric patterns which have developed over the centuries. The reason why Islamic art does not use figurative images is to avoid them becoming...
Frankincense in the Arab world

Frankincense in the Arab world

Frankincense has been sought after since ancient times Frankincense has been sought after since ancient times and there are many historical accounts that refer to it. The most famous one is the Bible passage which notes that frankincense was one of the three gifts by...
Traditional Arab cities (Part 2)

Traditional Arab cities (Part 2)

The heat and the needs of prayer affect the days in an Arab city You will also notice how the normal full day in a traditional Arab city is affected partly by the heat and partly by the needs of prayer. At noon it would be normal for many shopkeepers and shoppers to...
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