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Sacred Geometry

43 42 iSLamiC deSignS stars are born from subgrids Islamic patterns speak of infinity and the omnipresent centre. For the pattern opposite, start with six circles round one, developing a grid of overlapping dodecagons from triangles, squares and hexagons see pages 11 and 37. The key points now are halfway along the side of every polygon. These are joined up in a special way and extended as shown. Below an octagonal design is extracted from a square tile. Many beautiful patterns are sitting in every simple subgrid, just waiting to be pulled out. The subgrids themselves are rarely shown in traditional art. They are considered part of the underlying structure of reality, with the cosmos cosmos means adornment overlaid.
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